7 Common Fitness Moves You Should Avoid While Early Pregnancy

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(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

Pregnancy is a beautiful phase of every woman’s life; no matter you are getting pregnant for the first, second, or even 3rd time. Significant changes are lying ahead that will have an influence on your body amid the months, paving the way to the new baby’s arrival.

Since conception, your body begins releasing hormones which help your body unwind in preparation of delivery and labor. The abdomen muscles stretch as the infant develops, and the baby’s weight pushing down on the pelvic floor can cause weakness in your body. As the baby grows inside your womb, your center point of gravity changes that can impact your proprioception and balance.

So, it is essential to maintain your body and your fitness routine during pregnancy. As pregnancy exercises will help you reduce any kind of pain and body ache. Pregnancy fitness regime also boosts your stamina and encourages a good position for your baby for delivery time. Pregnancy exercises can also help reduce pelvic girdle pain as well as postnatal problems like separation of the tummy muscle, urinary incontinence, etc.

However, it’s crucial to practice fitness moves during pregnancy, but it is also more important to understand the exercises that you should avoid when you are pregnant. We are here to help you out with a stunning guide that will let you know about the 7 standard fitness moves you should avoid during early pregnancy.

1.     HIGH IMPACT OR CONTACT SPORT:

It is highly recommended that you should not perform any contact or high impact sports during pregnancy, especially during the early stages of your pregnancy. Indulging in such activities can cause injuries.

2.     SIT-UPS OR CRUNCHES

While pregnancy, avoid practicing sit-ups or crunches. Because your body is already stretched, so there is no need to stretch it more.

3.     UPWARD SHOULDER PRESS EXERCISE:

This exercise should be avoided entirely after the first trimester of your pregnancy. It causes pressure on your lower back, which can be harmful for your pregnancy period.

4.     HIGH-INTENSITY EXERCISES:

During early pregnancy, your heart strives to fulfill the increased need for blood. High-intensity exercises can increase your heartbeat, thereby putting stress on your heart. So, avoid such activities as your pulse rate should not exceed 140 beats per/minute.

5.     MODERATE AEROBICS:

Though pregnancy exercises are suitable for women’s, strenuous aerobic activities should be avoided entirely while early pregnancy, especially if you are suffering from any kind of heart issue, persistent bleeding in your second or third trimester or having severe anemia.

6.     HOT YOGA:

Hot yoga is known for overheating the body while practicing, but this is not good for the pregnancy period. You should also avoid practicing pregnancy exercises in warm temperatures as it can overheat your body and can lead to heat stress and adverse effects on developing a baby. However, you can go for other yoga moves which are safe during pregnancy.

7.     SCUBA DIVING:

Scuba diving is a highly risky exercise for pregnant women’s. Yet it is not proved, but diving activities have significant risks of causing birth defects on your baby in your womb.

So, now you have learned about the 7 typical fitness moves you should avoid while early pregnancy. Hope you will definitely try to give a break to your fitness regime for a while because you also understand your baby’s safety is more important for you than anything else.

by Amy Villasenor

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