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When pregnant, it is important to be aware of the recommended guidelines for exercise. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), exercise during pregnancy should not exceed 150 minutes per week, and moderate intensity activity is the best type.  It is also important to be aware of how much exercise is safe to do after conception. According to ACOG, women can continue their normal workout routine as long as they are doing not more than two hours of vigorous activity per week, and no more than one hour of moderate intensity activity.

Benefits of Becoming Active While Pregnant

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Exercise has been linked with a slew of health benefits for both pregnant women and their children, but what about after conception? Can you still be active and safe during your pregnancy? The answer, unfortunately, is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, there are some general tips and guides on pregnancy for expecting mothers you can follow in order to stay as safe as possible while being active during pregnancy.  When it comes to exercise, the best approach is to listen to your body. If you feel like you are struggling to breathe or are feeling especially fatigued, then it might be better to take a break. Similarly, if you experience any pain or discomfort while exercising, stop right away! Continuing to exercise when you’re in pain could lead to serious complications for both you and your baby. 

The most important thing to remember when it comes to being active during pregnancy is that it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Even moderate exercise can help you lose weight and keep your body healthy throughout your pregnancy. Additionally, staying active can help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and other complications during childbirth. So, don’t be afraid to get moving – even after conception.

Preventing Exercises to Avoid Injuries

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When you are trying to conceive, it is important to stay as healthy as possible. However, after conception, many women may be tempted to start exercising. Unfortunately, there are a few exercises that should be avoided while pregnant in order to prevent injuries. One common injury during pregnancy is hyperextension of the hip flexors. This can occur when a woman stands too much or when she lifts something heavy with her hip muscles twisted inward. Hyperextension of the hip flexors can cause pain and decreased range of motion in the hip joint, which can lead to early arthritis. Other exercises that should be avoided during pregnancy include squats, lunges, and deadlifts. These exercises can cause front-foot drop (when the ball of the foot drags behind), pelvic tilt (when the pelvis tilts forward), and anterior pelvic tilt (when the pelvis tilts backward). All of these positions place extra stress on the lower back and SI joint, which are particularly vulnerable during pregnancy. So what exercises are safe to do? Swimming is definitely an option; however, make sure you are staying hydrated while swimming since exercise can increase urination frequency.