Should I Exercise While Pregnant?
Yes. Exercise improves pregnancy and new born health.
→ Exercise improves the supply of glucose and oxygen to the baby.
→ Recreational exercise may lower the chances of preterm labor and the birth of a small baby which may have weaker lungs and/or immune system.
→ Exercise during pregnancy results in a more resilient baby who does better during the stress of labor and delivery.
→ Regular exercise lowers maternal discomfort and risk of injury. It can prepare the body for an easier, shorter, and less complicated labor!
We hope this list of benefits from our Nurse Practitioner Nicci Wilhoite has encouraged you to incorporate good, routine exercise throughout your pregnancy.
As you can tell, you and baby will benefit from this in many ways. Listen to your body and talk to your healthcare provider.
Even if you did not exercise before your pregnancy, it is not too late to begin. Just start slow. Call us at 317-660-0888 to discuss your stage of pregnancy, how much exercise and which types are best for you to begin.