Exercising during pregnancy – Part 4

Why is exercising during pregnancy important?

Anna Reinhold Landaeus

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Reviewed by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Lic PT, expertise in training during and after pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy – Part 4
Photo: Preggers
  • It may help reduce pregnancy discomfort. Research shows that pregnant women who do weight training (moderate level) experience less pregnancy discomfort and pain, such as poor posture, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia and back pain.
  • It eases the significant physical (and emotional) efforts of labour and delivery. Giving birth can be compared to running a marathon (some doctors say 3 marathons), so it’s a good idea to be physically prepared.
  • It has a positive impact on the body, both physically and psychologically. It lowers your risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension, constipation, depression and complications during delivery. It further improves your body awareness and gets your body back into shape faster after childbirth.
  • It improves your self-image of being strong and able to go through with your pregnancy.
Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Reviewed by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Lic PT, expertise in training during and after pregnancy