Recommended Exercises For A Normal Delivery

Just like in every other aspect of our lives, exercise during pregnancy is also essential and has been known to benefit for a normal delivery.

Contrary to popular belief of taking things slow and laying low during the nine long months, studies show that exercising is extremely beneficial during pregnancy for a safe and healthy child delivery. It works on a number of levels to benefit the expectant mother. However, it must be borne in mind that any form of exercise is best done with the doctor’s approval.


Benefits of exercising during pregnancy

Almost all doctors recommend exercise for pregnant ladies for normal delivery. Exercising during this period benefits the expectant mother in the following ways:

  • Reduces aches and pains, especially in the back
  • Reverses bloating and swelling
  • Keeps constipation away
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Reduces the risk of gestational diabetes
  • Evens out weight gain
  • Elevates moods
  • Increases energy levels

Unless specifically asked to refrain from physical exertion due to medical reasons, you can safely indulge in moderate intensity workouts of your choice.


Yoga for normal delivery

While walking, water aerobics, and stationary bike cycling are all good options of exercises during pregnancy, the ‘in’ thing today is to practice pregnancy yoga for normal delivery. Yoga is considered to be one of the best ways to exercise during pregnancy, because it:

  • Builds up stamina and strength
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Works with breathing control and coaches for breathing techniques needed at the time of labour
  • Calms the body while rejuvenating it simultaneously

Though most pregnant women who practiced yoga before pregnancy can easily continue to do so, the newbies must take care to avoid certain positions that put pressure on the abdomen, such as abdominal twists, backbends, or headstands.


Knowing when to stop

The general rule of thumb for pregnant women looking to add exercise to their daily routine is to start slow. It is advised that you start with a short workout, and gradually increase it to an upper limit of 30 minutes. Also, stop  immediately if a feeling of nausea, dehydration or extreme heat takes over.


Needless to say, any form of moderate exercise for normal delivery is a great option. However, if there is an increase in vaginal discharge, or there are other alarming symptoms such as spotting, you must stop immediately and consult a doctor urgently.


Also read: The 5 quintessential Yoga techniques (Yogasanas) for every expecting woman!




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