Weight training exercises for pregnant women
Doctors advise pregnant women not to gain any extra weight during pregnancy and to maintain their slim figure throughout this period, stressing the need to eat foods that provide the nourishment that the
fetus and her body need at the same time, in addition to doing some simple exercise, especially in the second trimester. Pregnancy, including weightlifting. Here are some tips from Baby Center:
At first, you should consult your doctor before starting weight lifting exercises, even if you are a follower of this sport, as the situation is different during pregnancy.
- After consulting the doctor, you should choose a sports center and a specialized trainer to ask him about choosing the appropriate weights and the best way to lift them, especially since your body shape will change during pregnancy.
- Choose light weights and stay away from heavy ones. Lift them gently and calmly with a count of three while lifting and three while placing them on the floor. If you feel any discomfort or pain in the joints, stop the exercise immediately.
Avoid weight-lifting exercises while lying on your back. When you take this position, the weight of the uterus presses on the main vein that returns blood directly to the heart, which leads to a decrease in blood pressure. This process may affect the blood flow to the fetus.
The breathing technique is very important during the practice of this type of exercise, exhale while lifting weights and inhale during the process of placing them on the ground. Avoid holding your breath during the process of lowering the weights for fear of feeling dizzy and low levels of oxygen in the blood.
Always listen to your body, feeling uncomfortable and tired is a sufficient indication to stop exercising.
Always remember to consult your doctor before doing any kind of exercise during pregnancy.