The Effect of Body Changes and Exercise

GENERAL GUIDELINES TO FITNESS DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

In the first three months, there are not many noticeable
physical changes. However, there are changes occurring
in your body that may affect your ability and desire to
exercise.

Some of these include:

Because of the increased demand on your cardiovascular
system to provide oxygen to your baby.

You may notice:

The Effect of Exercise and Your Pregnancy

There are many benefits associated with physical activity
now and throughout your entire pregnancy. Regular
exercise:

First Trimester

You will feel tired and nauseated at this time,
it is a great idea to try and fit activity into your
schedule.

Safety & Comfort

For comfort during activities such as walking and
running, be sure to wear:

Supportive bra
Loose and cool clothing that allows for heat loss
Running shoes with a thick sole and good support
under the forefoot and around the heel.

Nutrition & Hydration Reminders

 

Exercise Guidelines

Continuous aerobic sessions on three days and strength
(circuit) training on two others. Day 3 is for active
rest—easy walking, gardening, biking with the family
and other similar activities. Day 7 is a total rest day.

 

Below pdf, files to give choice to decide what’s the best for you and your baby

During Pregnancy

Fitness During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Exercise

Exercise and Pregnancy

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