2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Pregnant, are we right to question all the activities we participated in before hearing the big news: cycling, aerobics classes, swimming, skiing, etc.?
Suddenly a flood of questions comes to mind. Among these, we question all the activities in which we participated before learning the big news: cycling, aerobics classes, swimming, skiing, etc…. We want at all costs not to practice sports that could endanger this little miracle. In addition, there is the fear of miscarriage, which is a normal worry, but keep in mind that exercise does not increase the risk of miscarriage or fetal abnormalities.
First, let's put things in perspective: you're pregnant, not SICK (except for those of you unlucky enough to suffer from severe nausea and vomiting. Cheer up, this should end around the 1st quarter!).
The first step is to discuss with your obstetrician your current physical activities to determine which ones you can continue to practice without problems and which ones he will want to better adapt to your pregnancy, each pregnancy being unique to eachwomen
It is strongly discouraged to continue physical activities that can cause a fall or loss of balance, such as cycling, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and ice or in-line skating. For those who have the energy (sometimes the fatigue is insurmountable!), we continue at the same pace as before with some modifications if necessary. These changes will be highlighted each trimester by your prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist. A pre and postnatal fitness specialist is someone who is certified by an organization (such as CanFitPro) in hands-on exercises to vary the intensity of activities and techniques used to get pregnant women in shape. This person is well versed in the precautions for getting a pregnant woman in shape.
Including aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises during pregnancy is important for multiple reasons, because remember that there are two people's he alth to think about now! Excessive weight gain, increased risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, varicose veins, back pain, and variable psychological he alth (these hormones sometimes make us a little fragile) are all things we want to avoid, if possible.
For those who are already active, now is not the time to start trying to break records! While for those who were not or little physically active before, they can start gentlywith walking and light weights, from the beginning of the 2nd trimester.
Take care to have the X-AAP form provided to you by your pre and postnatal fitness specialist during your first appointment with your obstetrician. It must be completed by your obstetrician so that you can begin your fitness regimen with a pre and postnatal fitness specialist.