Things To Avoid When Exercising

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What are some tips for exercising during pregnancy?

Things To Avoid When Exercising

The key to a great exercise routine is moderation, but, during pregnancy, there are several other key factors to consider:

*After the fourth month of pregnancy, it is important to stay off of your back, not only when sleeping, but when exercising as well. By laying on your back, the uterus puts pressure on the vena cava. This can drastically reduce the blood flow and oxygen to the fetus.

*Don't overdo it. It sounds simple enough, but, during pregnancy it is very important. Letting yourself get over heated or over exhausted can cause harm to you and your baby.

*Watch that pulse! The recommended pulse rate during exercise is 140.

*Watch your balance! During pregnancy, the center of gravity changes, especially as the uterus grows. When exercising be careful not to perform exercises that could cause you to fall over.

   

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