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Categories: Blog

by BodyBellyBaby


There are multiple benefits of exercise during pregnancy for the pregnant woman and her baby as well.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG) lists many of the benefits. ACOG recommends healthy pregnant women to complete 150 min of moderate intensity aerobic activity per week . One can walk briskly every day for 20 min a day. One can swim twice a week for 60 min and add a 30 min walk. Every woman has the options to choose the form of exercise she enjoys the most safely and effectively as long as her physician gave her the Green light.

Here are some the the important benefits of exercise as one is pregnant.

Regular exercise during pregnancy benefits you and your fetus physically

  • Decreases back pain
  • Relieves constipation
  • May reduce swelling
  • Helps tone your pelvic floor

Regular exercise during pregnancy keeps you healthy

  • May lessen your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and cesarean section delivery
  • Promotes healthy weight gain
  • Helps you to lose the baby weight after your baby is born

  • Releases tension physically and mentally
  • Helps you manage stress
  • Promotes your mental health
  • Allows you to connect virtually or in person with other women during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Ensures a better quality of sleep


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