Exercise Is Healthy For Mom And Child During Pregnancy

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Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy ... exercise can strengthen and improve overall musculoskeletal and physiologic health as well as pregnancy related symptoms.

... As recently as the 1990s, there was concern that exercise could be detrimental to a pregnant woman and her fetus. These past concerns included a focus on normal changes related to musculoskeletal health that occur during pregnancy, such as increased ligament laxity, weight gain and change in the center of gravity. Today, some physicians continue to advise their pregnant patients to ease back on exercise or refrain from it altogether if they have not already made it a part of their lifestyle.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448