What are your suggestions for working out while pregnant?
While pregnant the most important thing to remember is to check with
your doctor first. You may have any special conditions that have left you
with special nutrition or fitness needs. If all is well, pregnant women can
enjoy long walks, low impact aerobics, swimming, yoga and weight training
with light weights.
Avoid any activity that will involve bouncing, jumping or sudden starts.
Be super aware of overheating, dizziness, or headaches.
If YOU DO HAVE THESE REACTIONS, STOP IMMEDIATELY AND SEE A DOCTOR.
Remember if you keep in shape before and during your pregnancy, it will be
easier for you to lose weight after the birth. Do not overindulge with food,
YOU ARE NOT EATING FOR TWO. The baby is taking nutrients from you,
not extra slices of cake.
You generally need only an extra 200 calorie intake a day (depending on
your current diet). With great nutrition and daily activity, you will be
better prepared for the stresses of labor and the next 18 years of their life.