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What Safety Precautions Should I Take When Exercising During Pregnancy?

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What Safety Precautions Should I Take When Exercising During Pregnancy?

I chat about these safety precautions to my mamas in my in-studio prenatal classes and I also make sure our online members are aware to. So, here are the main safety precautions that you should keep in mind during exercise.

Yes, there are many more but here some some main points to get you started.

What Safety Precautions Should I Take When Exercising During Pregnancy?

1. This first one is really important. I want you to buy a sports bra designed for pregnant women that gives you a lot of support to help protect your breasts.

2. Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Just so you know, here are the signs of dehydration: racing heart, dizziness, and urinating only small amounts or having urine that is dark yellow.

3. It is vital you avoid becoming overheated, especially in the first trimester. Exercise in a cool room and avoid exercising outside when it is very hot.

4. Avoid lying flat on your back when pregnant because when you lie on your back, your uterus presses on a large vein that returns blood to the heart. This position may cause your blood pressure to decrease for a short time.

5. Listen to your body. There are some important reasons why you should stop exercising when pregnant. baby's health and your health is a priority so accept that there are times when you need to rest.

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