ExerciseEExerciseExerciseEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z12.000000000000041.0000000000000569.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes considerations a woman needs to make regarding exercise during pregnancy. The recommended types of exercises: aerobics, calisthenics, relaxation exercises and pelvic floor muscle exercises, are discussed. The page gives tips on getting</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, 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, pre-eclampsia, varicose veins, and lower back pain. All women with uncomplicated pregnancies are encouraged to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Aerobic, calisthenics, relaxation and pelvic floor muscle exercises are beneficial during pregnancy.</li> <li>The best time to begin an exercise program is before conception.</li> <li>Stop exercising if you develop shortness of breath, chest pain, painful uterine contractions, leakage of amniotic fluid, or vaginal bleeding.</li> <li>Some women with high-risk pregnancies are cautioned against exercising for their safety and the safety of their baby.</li></ul>
Exercice physiqueEExercice physiqueExerciseFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z12.000000000000041.0000000000000569.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page décrit les facteurs que la femme enceinte doit considérer lorsqu’elle s’apprête à faire de l’exercice physique. Elle contient de l’information sur les types d’exercices physiques recommandés pendant la grossesse, à savoir les exercices d’aérobie.</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, de l’hypertension gestationnelle, des varices et des douleurs dans le bas du dos. On recommande à toutes les femmes qui vivent une grossesse sans risque de faire de l’exercice physique pour maintenir un style de vie sain. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les exercices aérobiques, de gymnastique, de relaxation et de musculation du plancher pelvien sont bénéfiques pendant la grossesse.</li> <li>Le meilleur moment pour commencer un programme d’exercices est avant la conception.</li> <li>Cessez tout exercice physique si vous ressentez un essoufflement, des douleurs à la poitrine, des contractions utérines douloureuses, des fuites du liquide amniotique ou des saignements vaginaux.</li> <li>Certaines femmes présentant une grossesse à risque sont incitées à la prudence face à l’exercice physique pour leur sécurité et celle de leur bébé. </li></ul>

 

 

Exercise339.000000000000ExerciseExerciseEEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z12.000000000000041.0000000000000569.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes considerations a woman needs to make regarding exercise during pregnancy. The recommended types of exercises: aerobics, calisthenics, relaxation exercises and pelvic floor muscle exercises, are discussed. The page gives tips on getting</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, 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, pre-eclampsia, varicose veins, and lower back pain. All women with uncomplicated pregnancies are encouraged to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Aerobic, calisthenics, relaxation and pelvic floor muscle exercises are beneficial during pregnancy.</li> <li>The best time to begin an exercise program is before conception.</li> <li>Stop exercising if you develop shortness of breath, chest pain, painful uterine contractions, leakage of amniotic fluid, or vaginal bleeding.</li> <li>Some women with high-risk pregnancies are cautioned against exercising for their safety and the safety of their baby.</li></ul><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 muscle 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><h2>Getting started</h2><p>The best time to begin an exercise program is before conception. However, it is never too late to start. If you were sedentary before becoming pregnant, you may find that the first trimester is a difficult time to begin exercising, because of the nausea associated with those first few months. The second trimester is when many pregnant women begin their exercise programs. </p><p>When starting an aerobic 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 throughout pregnancy, but do not overdo it. If you are an athlete who wants to continue strenuous training during pregnancy, consult your doctor. </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, you should reduce the level of intensity at which you are exercising. </p><h2>Safety while exercising</h2><p>There are a few sports that pregnant women should not participate in because of the risks of trauma to the unborn baby. These include: </p><ul><li>horseback riding </li><li>downhill skiing </li><li>skating </li><li>gymnastics </li><li>cycling </li><li>scuba diving </li></ul><p>You should stop exercising if you develop shortness of breath, chest pain, painful uterine contractions, leakage of amniotic fluid, or vaginal bleeding. </p><h2>Who should not exercise during pregnancy?</h2><p>There are some women with high-risk pregnancies who are cautioned against exercising. These include women with the following:</p><ul><li>incompetent cervix </li><li>hypertensive (high blood pressure) disorders </li><li>uncontrolled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, also called type 1 diabetes </li><li>thyroid disease </li><li>other serious cardiovascular, respiratory, or systemic disorders </li><li>fetal growth restriction </li><li>persistent second or third trimester bleeding </li><li>placenta previa </li><li>ruptured membranes </li><li>premature labour </li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/exercise_during_pregnancy.jpgExercise

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