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Until not long ago, pregnancy was considered a disease, and if the economic situation of the woman allowed it, she spent the nine months in a relative-absolute rest, something without any scientific basis.
Subsequent studies showed that exercise and controlled sports were not only safe for women, but also had multiple benefits for the pregnant woman and the baby, improved the body's response to childbirth, and postpartum recovery was more bearable.
The emphasis was then on swimming and walking 20-30 minutes a day, without a doubt they are quite safe low-impact aerobic exercises if they are practiced regularly and avoiding high intensities. It is highly recommended to practice them with a frequency of 3-4 times a week, to achieve an increase in endurance, cardiovascular and respiratory capacity; but they do not work specifically on changes in the pregnant woman's body. In other words, these exercises are good for everyone, and not only during pregnancy.
In recent times, exercises that specifically work the pelvic floor have been incorporated, making women aware of the muscles that compose it, teaching them to move, maintaining posture. These new disciplines incorporated in the prenatal period, will try to alleviate the discomfort secondary to the body changes of the pregnant woman (low back pain, constipation, insomnia, joint pain ...), that is to say, it is a much more global and more specific work; It can be combined with the aerobic exercise mentioned above.
I am referring to prenatal Pilates, yoga for pregnant women, belly dance, aqua-gym, always coordinated by a midwife; or qualified professional for the management of the changes and peculiarities of a pregnant woman, trimester by trimester.
1- Increase self-esteem by minimizing depression and anxiety.
2- Helps maintain an adequate rate of weight gain.
3- Improves cardiovascular and muscular condition.
4- It favors postural correction.
5- Reduces digestive discomfort.
6- Reduces discomfort related to pregnancy: weight and volume gain, less coordination, apathy.
7- Increases psychological well-being.
8- Recovery after childbirth is faster.
9- The recovery of the weight before pregnancy is accelerated.
10- Increase your energy and well-being levels.
11- Improves the quality of sleep.
12- Serves as training for childbirth.
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