Exercising during pregnancy – Part 1

Training recommendations during pregnancy

Anna Reinhold Landaeus

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Written by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Licensed Personal Trainer - expertise in training during and after pregnancy.

Exercising during pregnancy – Part 1Photo:Preggers
  • Keep up your physical activities, preferably 30 minutes daily. In addition, it’s beneficial if you exercise for 15-30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.
  • Exercise at a light to moderate level. Practice the “walk-and-talk” method, i.e. you should be able to hold a conversation as you exercise, without becoming breathless.
  • Exercise in intervals during cardio training, by working out for X seconds and then resting for X seconds.
  • During weight training, do 3 sets of 10-12 reps.
  • If you already exercise regularly – have your mindset on keeping and maintaining your current strength and fitness level.
  • Wear compression socks. Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. Tip! Put on the socks while still in bed, otherwise significant functionality in the socks is lost.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious meals.
  • Remember to both squeeze and relax your pelvic floor as a preparation for labour.
  • Stop exercising immediately and consult a doctor or midwife if you experience breathlessness, dizziness, bleeding, chest pain or severe persistent contractions.
Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Written by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Licensed Personal Trainer - expertise in training during and after pregnancy.

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