Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy


You already know that exercise is good for physical health, but it’s beneficial especially when you are pregnant. Exercise does wonders for you during pregnancy. It helps to prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles and building endurance. It will reduce backaches, Constipation, Bloating, and Swelling.

Here are the views of one of the oldest obstetrician and gynecologist in Surat Dr. Rupal Shah who leaves no compromise when it comes to the utmost care of her patient her baby.

How much exercise is healthy when you’re pregnant?

It depends on what kind of exercise you are doing, never should do heavy weight-related things, mostly domestic work can be counted but who doesn’t give load on the body. If you’re curious about what will be good for the baby eat green vegetables, fruits, and milk (keep yourself on a hygienic diet). At the time of pregnancy, never should have given load to the body, do exercise which related to stretching to the body, normal home workout will be good enough and possibly include in daily routine morning and evening walk, not much but do at least 3000 steps per day.

 What is more beneficial during pregnancy, yoga or fitness exercises?

Prenatal yoga, hatha yoga, and restorative yoga are the best choices for pregnant women. You might not be able to do prenatal yoga if you are at increased risk of preterm labor or have certain medical conditions, such as heart disease or back problems. A 2012 University of Michigan study showed that mindfulness yoga, which combines physical poses with meditation practices, can bring measurable relief to the depression that can accompany the emotional journey of pregnancy.

 What are the benefits of starting pregnancy exercise classes?

I have an elder sister who has a baby girl; I remember taking her to exercise while she was pregnant. It was very beneficial. The benefits of starting exercise while you are pregnant are:

  1. It helps in reducing backache
  2. Help you sleep better
  3. Boost your mood and energy levels
  4. Prevent excess weight gain
  5. Promote muscle tone, strength and endurance

Which type of exercise can we do at home during pregnancy?

  1. Sit to stand
  2. Static lunge
  3. Kick backs
  4. Side lying leg raise
  5. Hip thrust
  6. Raised push-ups
  7. Wall slides/snow angels
  8. 4 -point arm raises
  9. ARM circles

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