Exercise While Trying to Conceive
Are you interested in starting an exercise routine now that you are trying to conceive? Or, perhaps you have been exercising regularly for years. Regardless of your situation, exercise is a wonderful way for women who are trying to conceive to stay in shape, perhaps lose a few extra pounds, and even reduce their stress levels. Women who walk through their pregnancies are more likely to have healthy pregnancies and term babies according to studies, so it’s worth the effort! There are some recommendations for women who are trying to get pregnant to follow so keep these in mind.
The first recommendation for women trying to conceive is to start a regular workout plan before getting pregnant. That way your body will be ready for the stresses of pregnancy and can better endure continued exercise throughout the pregnancy. It is recommended that you exercise at least three times per week. Walking is a wonderful exercise for pregnant women as well as those trying to conceive.
Any type of exercise or activity that is extreme or vigorous should be avoided. Moms-to-be should take it easy and do exercises with a low risk of injury. Also, it’s important to drink plenty of fluids before and after exercise sessions. Water is the best.
Some women who have been trying to conceive for quite some time may begin an exercise routine, lose weight, get healthier, and find they can conceive again. This won’t happen with all women but it’s certainly worth giving it a shot. The more you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant and carrying that pregnancy to term is worthwhile. So, consider starting an exercise routine today so that you can experience that many positive benefits that come along. If you have not been exercising and are actively trying to conceive you may want to talk with your doctor about any recommendations or considerations that apply to your situation.