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Women's health :Exercise during pregnancy

Post by on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle are good for mothers and their babies. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, being active during pregnancy can:

Help reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling

Help prevent or treat gestational diabetes.

Increase energy.

Improve mood.

Improve posture.

Promote muscle tone, strength, and endurance.

Help you sleep better.

Help you get back in shape after your baby is born.

Before you begin or resume an exercise program, talk to your doctor about your plans.

Healthy lifestyle: Smoking is bad for your baby, bad for your bones, and bad for your heart and lungs. If you smoke, talk to your doctor about quitting. He or she can suggest resources to help you. Alcohol also is bad for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies, and excess alcohol is bad for bones. Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders to avoid alcohol during this important time.

Dr Suhail Naik, 
Lecturer Pediatrics G B Pant children hospital Srinagar

 

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