Nothing can be more beautiful, yet more strenuous than the growing of new life in the womb for 9 months. Walking and swimming may also be helpful ways to keep your body moving and active and have low impact on your body. Exercise for up to 30 mins a day can be enough and generally, exercise shouldn’t be so intense that you cannot hold a conversation as you exercise.
To ease the physical burden of carrying the extra weight of pregnancy, it is important to strengthen your muscles through light exercises. Strengthening exercises will help ease back pains, improve circulation and strengthen your joints. These can include stomach – strengthening, pelvic tilt and pelvic floor exercises. However, it is so important to ensure you do these exercises with the correct technique.
Here at Back to Health Physiotherapy in Newport, we want to help ease the physical burden of pregnancy, and are more than happy to help you with strengthening exercises to reduce any pain you might have.