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Exercises during the first month of pregnancy

The first month is an exciting time and also brings about changes in your body. There are hormonal changes taking place in your body. Some of the symptoms, like nausea and vomiting, fatigue and dizziness may be seen during this period. So make sure you are comfortable before starting on any new exercises.

Exercises in early pregnancy should focus on achieving flexibility, strength, and endurance, all of which will help to relieve some of your discomforts. Such exercises could include pelvic tilts, squats, yoga poses, leg lifts, brisk walking, swimming or prenatal aerobics classes.

Avoid exercises that put a strain on your lower abdomen and on the uterine ligaments. Avoid exercises which involve jumping and bouncing. It can help to do a warm up. Five minutes of stretching before your workout will help your muscles prepare for exertion. You should do the same at the end of the exercise too. You should try to do some stretches for cool down. For the last 5 minutes of your exercise switch to slower exercise and stretch any tight muscles.

You should take a break from exercising if you:

Dehydrated, feel hot, nauseous or feel dizzy, experience any vaginal discharge, bleeding, or abdominal or pelvic pain

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Last modified on Thursday, 02 August 2018 17:21
Dr Padma

Dr Padma is a Family care physician and is the Founder and CEO of MedHealthTV.


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