Some Important Do’s:
- Check with your doctor before you begin any program. He or she can advise you on a suitable exercise based on where you are in your pregnancy, and is viable based on your overall fitness.
- Always think “safety” for you and your unborn child.
- Pick one or more programs that suits your physical level from a number of recommended programs, to include abdominal muscles, calf stretch, light muscular endurance such as bar bells, low impact aerobics, rebounding, sit ups, slow dancing, squatting, swimming, and walking.
- During your exercise agenda, dress appropriately, eat properly, stay hydrated, and be consistent in exercising on a daily basis.
- Monitor your progress on a daily basis, and modify or stop the exercise if you experience extreme fatigue or discomfort.
- Be sure to get a good night’s sleep every day.
Some Important Don’ts:
- Don’t do jerky, jarring, or extreme twisting movements.
- Don’t make sudden changes in direction as this may cause dizziness or discomfort.
- Don’t do curl ups or bend forward with you head down.
- Don’t do any extremely rapid movements.
- Don’t participate in competitive exercising – you want your exercise to be effective but gentle.
- Don’t exercise for weight loss. If you’re gaining too much weight, see a doctor nutritionist to correct the problem.