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Regular Exercise Will Shorten Your Labor Time

Please check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program. For most pregnant women, exercise is very beneficial. However, for women who have a high risk pregnancy or are at risk for preterm labor, it’s important to be closely monitored by your healthcare provider to make sure that it doesn’t pose additional threats to you or your baby. All exercises should be light to moderately intense. When you ask your muscles to move too strenuously, the blood flow goes from your internal organs, including your uterus, (restricting baby’s oxygen flow) and goes to your heart, lungs, and muscles instead, for the duration of that time. To avoid this issue, keep your workouts at a place where your heart rate is around 140-150 is a safe place for a healthy pregnancy. Don’t be afraid to attend a Prenatal class or personal training session, where you are doing a mindfully crafted program catered to you and your baby.

With that being said, when your doc gives you the green light,  working out regularly reduces your risk of complications during your pregnancy and improves long-term heart health.  A study published in the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine found, “Exercise during pregnancy can cut down on C-section and instrumental delivery rates”.

Light exercise can go a long way for mamas to be. Remember, you don’t have to go hard working out while pregnant. Moderate intensity prenatal exercise can prevent gestational hypertension, and reduce the probability of giving birth to a large baby. Physical exercise is an exceptional preventative element of anomalies and diseases.

Women who do pelvic floor exercises regularly, jogging, and weight training cut down their labor time conclusively.

There is a whole lineup of things that one can do regularly. All of these things can lead to a quicker labor time. To start, regular exercise can give you more energy to make it through the day. This comes in handy especially that last trimester.  Learning how to breathe while exercising will translate for when your time to labor comes. Labor and delivery is a very physically taxing event. If you maintain your muscle tone, and stay physically stronger, you may have more muscle for the pushing stage ( core and pelvic floor strength). Your endurance during labor will be crucial to birthing. Learning how to belly pump is a great endeavor during your second and third trimester. Exercise also allows you to sleep better. A well rested mama- to-be will be as ready as ever when the time comes. All in all, a healthy fitness level of a mother can result in a shorter labor, fewer medical intervention and less exhaustion during labor. Try out our Prenatal classes under Primal Goddess: The OBGYM Methodology where again, you are doing a carefully and mindfully crafted program catered to you and your baby.

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