If you were physically active before pregnancy and your health provider gives you the okay, there is no reason why you shouldn't work out during pregnancy. Of course always listen to your body while working out pregnant. The BENEFITS of working out while pregnant are AMAZING from lowering your risk of preeclampsia and diabetes, not to mention the obvious, your snap back after pregnancy! Here are some top reasons why it's so important to work out while pregnant!!
It can lower your risk of certain pregnancy-related complications like preeclampsia which is a complication that involves high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. About 5 percent to 8 percent of pregnant women develop it, and the numbers are growing.
Boost your energy!
It can also lower risk of developing gestational diabetes risk by as much as 27%! High blood sugar during pregnancy puts you at extremely high risk for developing type II diabetes in the decade after delivering and raises the odds of preterm delivery or having an overweight baby. Your baby has a higher chance of being over weight later on in life and developing gestational diabetes as well.
Your labor may be shorter and easier with a regular exercise regimen
Help you sleep better
Less likely to get stretch marks...YES!!
Fewer aches and pains
You're more likely to avoid a forceps delivery or C-section. Regular exercisers are 75 percent less likely to need a forceps delivery, 55 percent less likely to have an episiotomy and up to four times less likely to have a Cesarean section, research has found.
And lastly, the obvious, your bounce back after birth will almost be effortless in no time!