Modern medical knowledge promotes regular exercise for health and wellness, and while many pregnant mothers and surrogate mothers may think that exercise needs to be put on hold until the birth of the baby, this isn’t necessarily the truth! Any woman going through pregnancy should consult with their medical professional before starting any workout program, but aerobic exercise has been shown to be safe exercise in pregnancy and have a number of benefits during pregnancy, including:
Exercise during pregnancy should be kept at a safe, lower intensity, level, and most recommendations state 30 minutes a day for the best results. To promote health while keeping mother and baby safe from harm, the following aerobic exercises may be right for you:
Aerobic exercises for pregnancy like the ones listed above are more low-impact and generally help limit stress on the mother’s joints, reduces the risk of weakened pelvic floor muscles and helps them maintain their balance. The benefits of aerobic exercise are going to help keep the mother strong and healthy throughout her pregnancy and better prepare her for a successful labor and birth when it comes time to bring the baby into the world.
Higher intensity workouts like Crossfit, HIIT and high-impact cardio are going to put more stress on the joints, muscular and cardiovascular system, all of which are already undergoing a variety of changes. This can stress the mother’s body and, as a result, baby, which is why exercise has been discouraged for so long during pregnancy. With low-impact aerobic exercises, this is changing!
You should always keep in mind that as pregnancy progresses your body is working harder to provide for the baby you are carrying. This means that you may experience higher levels of fatigue, or even reach fatigue more quickly even during exercises you’ve done many time previously. Keep in touch with your medical professional to ensure you and baby both are safe, especially if you plan to change your exercise routine. Surrogate mothers with Global Surrogacy Inc. always have access to the care they need to guide their decisions for a safe, healthy pregnancy and birth. So if they do want to exercise during pregnancy and enjoy the benefits of aerobic exercise, we are here to help at any time!