Third Trimester Exercise at Home


Third Trimester Exercise at Home

If you are exercising during your third trimester make sure you let your doctor know. There are many great benefits associated with participating in an exercise program later on in your pregnancy.

As you progress deep into your third trimester, you will experience increased fatigue and discomfort. You will understandably just want to rest. This is why you must only include safe exercises in each workout.

However, continuing to participate in my online PregActive video workouts will help keep you fit and supple to assume comfortable positions during labour. Being physically prepared for labour and post birth will be well worth all the effort.

Third Trimester Exercise at Home

Third Trimester Exercise Tips

1.    Always Consult Your Doctor First

You will be in regular contact with your doctor so always communicate with them what you are doing or are intending on doing when it comes to exercise. There are many complications and risk factors that can come into play during your last trimester.

Your doctor may advise you to cease exercise completely in the last few weeks or months of your pregnancy if you have some complications.

2.    Avoid Lying On Your Stomach and Back

Obviously you will not want to lie on your stomach. You should also avoid lying flat on your back when exercising.

3.    Exercise In The Morning

Participating in one of my third trimester exercise workouts will help give you the energy boost you need for the day. By the end of the day you will no doubt be experiencing greater fatigue and will be less motivated to do a workout.

4.    Listen To What Your Body Is Telling You!

When you get tired you are likely to pay less attention to your posture. Always maintain correct body position when standing and seated. Avoiding back pain during pregnancy will be a high priority.

5.    Don’t Lose Your Balance

You will notice that you are more susceptible to losing your balance during your third trimester. This is due to changes in posture, weight and body shape.

Try and avoid activities that require you to focus on holding positions for long periods of time.

6.    Avoid High Impact Exercises

Try and maintain your walking or swimming sessions at a comfortable pace and intensity that suits you. Avoid high intensity, high impact cardio workouts. These types of workouts can cause injury.

7.    Perform Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

Continue to do your pelvic floor exercises. By now you would have heard a lot about your pelvic floor and the importance of strengthening these muscles.

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