Dr. Rajani Patil

Hitting the gym during Pregnancy?

May, 2018
The Master Responds

More and more women now understand the value of fitness and weight training. However once they become pregnant they fall in to a state of confusion on whether to continue with their normal gym routine or not.

Most pregnant women are fearful of exercising at all because of the conflicting information they get. This is what I advise my pregnant patients: hear everyone out but listen only to your medical professional. The information that your friend has given you may not be relevant to you at all. When your well-meaning grand-mom warns you against working out, take it with a pinch of salt. Talk to your gynecologist and physiotherapist who specializes in pregnancy care. Also, to your nutritionist, trainer and yoga therapist or any other competent medical professional who you can trust in pregnancy care.

There are a lot of myths around pregnancy. However the most common ones, and their related facts are:

  • Don’t exercise, sleep more. NO. On the contrary the more active you are during your pregnancy, the more chances of having a healthy child.
 
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