Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Exercising prior to conception and continuing physical activity during pregnancy has many benefits for the mother and the child. Even if exercise is not begun until late in the pregnancy, exercise is beneficial as long as certain guidelines are followed.

Benefits of Exercise to the Mother

Regular exercise during pregnancy has many benefits. It helps the mother sleep better and improves the mother's energy and mood. It improves posture, muscle tone, strength, and endurance. It helps reduce backaches, constipation, and bloating. It may also help prevent or treat gestational ...

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