Exercise During Pregnancy

16 June 2011

When I got pregnant with my first child I was just 25 years old.  I didn't do much exercises then because my body was younger and smaller compared to how I look today. During that time, I did a lot of brisk walking to stretch and work my lower back, my pelvic bones and to be able to experience an effortless normal delivery. It was a breeze when I gave birth to my first child, and I want to experience that easy delivery with my second baby too.
For the past 7 years, I've gained so much weight and it is affecting my present pregnancy. I get cramps and back pains all the time, discomforts I didn't have with my eldest. I'm only in my first trimester, but it feels like that I'm at my third. This time around, I resulted on getting an everyday routine that will ease up the unpleasantness and play around it instead.

Since I'm at my first trimester, knowing it to be the most sensitive stage, heavy exercises for pregnant women are not yet advised. I do a lot of stretching, I concentrate on my lower extremities. I went online and researched on some exercises applicable for my status.  Stretching alone can increase strength and flexibility.

Exercise during pregnancy, including improved cardiovascular function, improved attitude and mood, easier and less complicated labor, quicker recovery, and improved fitness.-source- 

But before committing yourself to exercising during pregnancy, it's best to consult your doctor first.

I want my pregnancy to be memorable in a way that it will bring so much joy and easiness as a mother and to me and my husband as parents. But life always gives balance to everything, it's not always about having the good stuff or being comfortable all the time. So let this new journey embrace everything, because sacrifices are meant to be there and I will endure anything for my family, especially for my children.


Mommy Jes said...

wow exercise!! ako naman normal n exercise ko that time is pumasok everyday sa ofis, mag over pass at maglakad :d ahhahaha im so excited for you sis....:)

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Jona said...

you always have passionate writings :D always a reflection of your heart...thanks for the visit and comments Enchie!
praying for an easier pregnancy and safe delivery :D