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Pregnancy guide

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Exercise during pregnancy is considered as a necessity for improved fitness and wellness. However, it is important to get the go-ahead from your Doctor. More often than not it is highly recommended except in case of certain complications where you might be asked to take it easy. For more information related pregnancy take the help of our pregnancy guide.

When can I start with the prenatal classes?

Happie Bumps suggests anytime after 14 weeks is a good time to start with prenatal exercises.
The second trimester is the time when most women feel more energized and start enjoying their pregnancy as they overcome nausea, sickness and tiredness of the first trimester making it the perfect time to start prenatal exercises. Get your all questions solved with our For more information related pregnancy take the help of Happie Bumps pregnancy guide.

I’ve never exercised before, is it a matter of concern?

not at all !! we would be starting with gentle or mild exercise gradually working it up.
our typical exercise sessions start with the much needed warm up before exercising and end appropriately with a cool down.
The real hazard is inactivity, so its the ideal time to get moving!! Come down to our classes and get your complete pregnancy guide.

How will I benefit from prenatal exercises?

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    • Here are some of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy

 

    • Helps pep up your mood and maintain good energy levels

 

    • Helps improve posture

 

    • Reduces pregnancy discomforts like a backache, constipation etc

 

    • Promotes muscle tone, strength, and endurance

 

    • Prevents excessive weight gain

 

    • Helps prepare your body for labor and delivery

 

    • Reduces the risk of gestational diabetes

What is included in a typical exercise session?

The types of exercises that have been found to be beneficial during pregnancy are quite varied. Aerobic exercises, progressive strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, breathing exercises have all been reported to be safe to perform when pregnant. Happie Bumps makes use of a combination of multiple tools to create a safe and easy to follow exercise plan for you matched to your specific needs as a pregnant woman.

What information do you teach in your classes?

We cover everything you need to know about pregnancy, labor and birth. Our topics include labor and delivery, comfort measures for labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, diet and nutrition, breastfeeding, postpartum care and recovery, newborn care to name a few

I have read a lot of books on pregnancy,will I still benefit from the program that Happie Bumps offers ?

Certainly!!! its nice that you have kept yourself updated. reading really empowers you but it definitely cannot replace the learning that happens in our practical sessions and group discussions.
you get a chance to benefit from your peers questions and beliefs and get a platform to share your apprehensions and anxiety which is something that books would not offer.

How does exercise during pregnancy help in weight management?

Weight gain during pregnancy is a natural and necessary process. However, excessive gestational weight gain (EGWG) is associated with maternal complications, including caesarean delivery, hypertension, preeclampsia, impaired glucose tolerance, and gestational diabetes. It has been found that EGWG was prevented in 70% and 77% women who engaged in low-and moderate-intensity exercise, respectively. Further, the women who exercised retained less weight 2 months post-partum compared with controls. Exceeding the recommended limit for gestational weight gain (GWG) has been associated with increased difficulty in attaining ideal weight post-partum, postpartum depression, and decreased overall well-being. In short, exercise will help you keep a lid on your weight gain during as well as after your pregnancy. Cool?

How does exercise during pregnancy improve the mother’s fitness?

Exercise during pregnancy improves the mother’s cardiovascular function which results in better fitness during and after pregnancy. Specific cardiovascular function improvements due to aerobic exercise in pregnancy include decreased heart rate at rest and during exercise, higher stroke volumes, increase in oxygen uptake at the anaerobic threshold, improved anaerobic ventilatory threshold, increased exercise duration, increased peak power output, and enhanced fat versus carbohydrate oxidation. In other words, you will hop around with a much healthier ticker. Happy heart = healthy you. Fab, right?

How does exercise during pregnancy help reducing gestational diabetes?

Exercise promotes a lower risk for gestational diabetes in women who are obese or not obese. Women with gestational diabetes, strength training and combined diet changes are found with decreased need for insulin.

How does exercise during pregnancy help in improving psychological well-being?

Regular physical activities improve self-esteem and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression during pregnancy. In a research study, after a 3-month exercise intervention, the women who exercised regularly had a statistically significant decrease in depressive symptoms compared with the control group. Exercise promotes a significant decrease in depressive symptoms over time and increased total self-esteem. How amazing is that? Peace, sisters.

Are there any other unique benefits of exercise during pregnancy?

Unique benefits of stretching exercises include a decreased incidence of gestational hypertension and an increase in antioxidant markers at the time of delivery. Exercise interventions combines some stretching with strengthening are reported to increase quality of life scores. It also improves sense of well-being in pregnant women. Other benefits  include enhanced sleep, reductions in bone density loss and physical discomfort.

Are there any benefits of exercise during pregnancy to your baby while you are carrying it?

Benefits to the foetus include decreased resting foetal heart rate, improvement in the viability of the placenta and increased amniotic fluid levels.

Does exercise during pregnancy help new-borns?

Neonates of exercising mothers have a lower percentage of body fat. As children of exercising mothers grow, they maintain a leaner body mass index compared with children of non-exercising mothers.

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