Pregnancy and Sports
A strange contradiction: many mothers and grandmothers, recalling the birth of their children, often say that they had to work during pregnancy and work and learn and perform a thousand cases, often beyond the control of men. But at the same time they do everything to save their daughters and granddaughters literally from any physical exertion.
Young future mothers listen to thousands of advice, often contradictory, and it would be logical to formulate the most famous. You can not be long on your feet, and, on the contrary, you can not rest too much. You can not lift weights, but you can not sit back and lose weight.
You can not eat much, but it is not recommended to starve for the health of the mother and child. And as to whether you can play sports during pregnancy or absolutely not, you can get the most contradictory recommendations.
It should immediately be noted that it is not about women, for whom sport is an integral part of life. It is clear that professional athletes in the case of pregnancy have to rebuild their entire existence. It’s another matter if a woman is waiting for a child, familiar at best with morning exercises or visiting fitness clubs from time to time.
Do we need to stop all such activities or on the contrary get used to small but constant loads?
In favor of the importance of exercise is the fact that pregnancy is not a disease, therefore, it is not necessary to change this side of life because of it.
Light fitness or aerobics will help to get rid of excess weight, to equalize the pressure in pregnant women, to make muscles and ligaments elastic, in general, to prepare the body for stress and a serious birth test. On the other hand, overactive sports during pregnancy, with certain physical characteristics of the future mother’s body, can cause problems, including miscarriage or premature birth.
Summarizing, we can say that there are no clear recommendations in favor of sports activity, as well as strict prohibitions on it, in the modern world. Main condition – absence of individual contraindications and reasonable moderation.
The dangers of the first, the joy of the second, the complexity of the third trimester
Sport in the early stages of pregnancy, especially active training and certain exercises (such as sharp slopes, deflections, straight leg rises) is not very desirable. The threat of interruption during this period is known to be greatest, so the limitations in each case can range from a minimum ban to recommendations of complete immobility.
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