Exercise before pregnancyEExercise before pregnancyExercise before pregnancyEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.000000000000042.0000000000000359.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the four types of exercise that are helpful for pregnancy: aerobics, calisthenics, relaxation exercises, and pelvic floor exercises.</p><p>Decades ago, pregnant women were advised not to exercise, out of concerns that exercise would increase body temperature and therefore cause problems during pregnancy. Today, nothing could be farther from the truth. Studies have shown that exercise in normal, healthy pregnancy does not increase the risk of miscarriage or fetal growth restriction, nor does it damage the unborn baby or newborn. Rather, leading a sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy can lead to excessive weight gain in the mother and a higher risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, varicose veins, and lower back pain.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The best time to start an exercise program is before you become pregnant.</li> <li>Stop exercising if you experience chest pain or shortness of breath.</li> <li>There are four types of exercise that are beneficial during pregnancy</li></ul>
L’exercice physique avant la grossesseLL’exercice physique avant la grossesseExercise before pregnancyFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.000000000000042.0000000000000359.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les quatre types d’exercices qui sont utiles pendant la grossesse : les exercices d’aérobie, la callisthénie, les exercices de relaxation et les exercices au sol du pelvis.</p><p>Il y a de cela des décennies, on recommandait aux femmes enceintes de ne pas faire d’exercice physique, craignant que cela provoque une hausse de la température du corps et, partant, des problèmes durant la grossesse. On sait aujourd’hui que rien ne pourrait être plus éloigné de la vérité. Les études ont démontré que dans le cas d’une grossesse saine et normale, l’exercice physique n’augmente en rien le risque de fausse couche ou de restriction de croissance fœtale, pas plus qu’il n’altère le bébé en gestation ou le nouveau-né. C’est plutôt le style de vie sédentaire durant la grossesse qui peut entraîner un gain de poids chez la mère et le risque qu’elle développe un diabète gestationnel, une hypertension gestationnelle, des varices et des douleurs dans le bas du dos.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le meilleur moment pour commencer un programme d'exercices est avant de devenir enceinte.</li> <li>Cessez tout exercice physique si vous ressentez des douleurs à la poitrine ou de l'essoufflement.</li> <li>Il existe quatre types d'exercices bénéfiques pendant la grossesse.</li></ul>

 

 

Exercise before pregnancy313.000000000000Exercise before pregnancyExercise before pregnancyEEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.000000000000042.0000000000000359.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the four types of exercise that are helpful for pregnancy: aerobics, calisthenics, relaxation exercises, and pelvic floor exercises.</p><p>Decades ago, pregnant women were advised not to exercise, out of concerns that exercise would increase body temperature and therefore cause problems during pregnancy. Today, nothing could be farther from the truth. Studies have shown that exercise in normal, healthy pregnancy does not increase the risk of miscarriage or fetal growth restriction, nor does it damage the unborn baby or newborn. Rather, leading a sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy can lead to excessive weight gain in the mother and a higher risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, varicose veins, and lower back pain.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The best time to start an exercise program is before you become pregnant.</li> <li>Stop exercising if you experience chest pain or shortness of breath.</li> <li>There are four types of exercise that are beneficial during pregnancy</li></ul> <p>The best time to start an exercise program is before you become pregnant. When starting an exercise program, begin with 15 minutes of exercise three times per week, and build yourself up to 30 minutes four times a week. Try to maintain a good fitness level, but don’t overdo it. </p><p>When exercising, use the "talk test" to make sure that you are not working too hard. You should be able to maintain a conversation while you are exercising. If you cannot, reduce the level of intensity at which you are exercising. Stop exercising if you develop shortness of breath or chest pain. </p><h2>Types of exercise during pregnancy</h2><p>There are four types of exercise that are beneficial during pregnancy:</p><ul><li>Aerobic exercises: These are rhythmic, repetitive exercises that stimulate the heart, lungs, muscles, and joints. Aerobic exercises improve circulation, increase muscle tone, build endurance, lessen fatigue, and promote good sleep. These types of exercises can help pregnant women to cope with the physical challenges of childbearing. Examples include swimming, walking, and tennis. </li><li>Calisthenics: These are light, rhythmic gymnastic movements, specially developed for pregnancy, which tone muscles and improve posture. They can help to relieve backache and prepare the body for childbirth. </li><li>Relaxation exercises: These are breathing and concentration exercises that relax the mind and body. These can be used in combination with other types of exercises or used alone when the pregnant woman is not able to actively exercise. </li><li>Pelvic floor exercises: Also called "Kegel" exercises, these tone the vagina and the area between the vagina and anus, thus preparing them for childbirth. They can also help with postpartum recovery. </li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/exercise_before_pregnancy.jpgExercise before pregnancy

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