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Activities To Avoid During Pregnancy

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December 6, 2019

Exercises and light activities, of course, prepare your body for your delivery. However, there are a few physical activities to avoid while you are an expectant mother.

ğ‡ğžğšğ¯ğ²-𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠

Lifting heavy weights can strain your back and pelvis. It can also lead to leaking and increases the chances of prolapse (uterus slips into the vagina)

ğ‚ğžğ«ğ­ğšğ¢ğ§ 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐠𝐚

Yoga is a good practice, but some positions require a lot of stretching and twisting that should be avoided by pregnant women. Closed twists, belly-down postures, full inversions, and backbends are a few to avoid. Whether you are new to yoga or a practitioner, you have to consult your gynecologist before doing it during pregnancy.

𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 ğžğ±ğžğ«ğœğ¢ğ¬ğžğ¬ 𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡

Lying on the stomach in an uncomfortable posture may injure the baby, especially after the first trimester. Even an insignificant injury can have a significant consequence. Try modifying your exercise and make yourself comfortable.

𝐇𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐮𝐛𝐬

Relaxing in the hot bathtub is not advised as it can increase the chances of birth defects and also infectious ailments if the water or the tub is not clean. The water temperature used for bathing should be close to your body temperature.

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Amusement park rides are a big no-no during pregnancy as it is risky. If you are prone to nausea, you must avoid anything that goes in a circular or vertical motion in the air. Avoid roller-coaster and such rides as they require a forceful take-off and landing, which can harm your baby.

𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 J𝐨𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠

Running and jogging is good for you only if you have been in a habit. Do not start afresh running or jogging routine. It is always better to walk than run or jog, as you may not lose control over your speed and have lesser chances of injury.

𝐂𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠

Cycling is not a good idea for expectant moms. Experienced riders may continue until their second trimester. But as the pregnancy progresses, the center of balance shifts making cycling difficult.

𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 I𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 Ağžğ«ğ¨ğ›ğ¢ğœğ¬

Even if you have experience in aerobics, you should avoid it in the second and third trimesters. The ligaments tend to become loose and are more susceptible to injury.

𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 W𝐨𝐫𝐤

indulge in only light exercises and with the air condition on. Ensure that your heart rate is below 140 beats per minute and the temperature below 102 degrees. If you begin feeling exhausted, then listen to your body and stop and take rest.

Advises given by the doctors are for ensuring your baby’s safety and your health. Follow the instructions and take advises before trying anything rigorous during your pregnancy period.

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 ğ©ğ«ğžğ ğ§ğšğ§ğœğ² ğŸ™‚

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