Exercise during pregnancy will help with back pain, swelling, varicose veins, constipation, insomnia and fatigue. Some symptoms are due to an underlying condition, so always check with your OB first!
With your increase in weight and the fact that it is "frontloaded" you may begin to experience even greater soreness. If your boobs double and triple in size you may get even more back pain, and pain during exercise. Your core muscles act as a back brace, so back and abdominal strengthening is key. Here are 3 exercises you can do a few times a week for a few minutes.
Exercises: Blade, Rotator, Lat pull-down (no weights) 2 sets of 15
Two of the most frequent complaints that pregnant women have are varicose veins and swelling. For most of us you never knew varicose veins ran in your family until you got pregnant and wondered what the heck was growing on your leg. Good news about those? Well when you exercise, you increase blood flow to all the tissues in your body. That increase / stimulation of blood flow will help reduce swelling and prevent the formation of varicose veins.
Pubic pain is common in the 3rd trimester especially if you are expecting your first child. The bones and connective tissues in your pubic area are spreading. It is not harmful, but make sure to ask your doctor if you feel it's in excess. Exercise will not make this condition worse.
Instead of going into recipes for morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, IBS and all the other fun things that come with pregnancy, here is some advice. Exercise will help minimize most of them! There is not any other one-size fits all solution to all the common complaints!
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