But, it is in our hand to prepare our body for labor and normal delivery. Now what is "preparing our body for labor and delivery"? Preparing includes everything from diet, nutrtion, exercise, HypnoBirthing, lamaze breathing, comfort measures, dealing with aches and pain, preparing mentally for an addition of new member, changing priorities.. All these factors affects the Mother physically and mentally.
Delivery or Childbirth is a process where the muscles around the perineum are over stretched to push the full term Baby out of the narrow but stretchable vagina. Exercises helps to prepare the muscles required for Delivery.
It is known that exercises help to ease the Pregnancy, but let’s highlight the few less known advantages of exercises:
• Helps to Love your New Body Image
• Kegel’s to tone the Pelvic Floor Muscles
o Reducing and/or preventing the onset of Incontinence.
o Prevents and restores the Diastasis Recti
• Breathing exercises:
o Increases the Breathing Capacity
• Lamaze breathing:
o Helps in coping with long, hard labor
o Keeps the mother more aware which helps to work with her body during labor
• Cardio exercise program:
o Improves the heart and lung performance
o Improves endurance and stamina
• Breast Care Exercises
• Reduces the chances of Pregnancy Complications:
o Reduces the risk of Gestational Diabetes. Gestational diabetes also increases the risk of Caesarian Section.
o Maintains the Blood Pressure hence avoiding Pre-eclampsia, which again is a cause for caesarian section
• Most importantly, Chances of Vaginal Delivery are particularly high
• Helps to bounce back to the Pre – pregnancy shape with considerable ease
• Helps to avoid Postpartum Blues, which is a major concern after the delivery as it may vary from mere baby blues to something more advance like psychosis
It is not just the Mother who benefits from the exercises but these effects are equally reciprocated to the Baby. Moreover, it makes birth process less stressful and less traumatizing for the New Born. #pregnancy #birth #fitmom #childbirth #exercises #pregnancyexercises #pregnancyworkouts #pregnancydiet #HypnoBirthing #pregnancyyoga #momtobe #naturalbirthing #brestfeeding