Exercise can benefit pregnant women in many ways. 

Exercise is not just important for looking good in a swimsuit or squeezing into your favorite little black dress, it is also important if you want to stay comfortable and healthy during pregnancy. If you haven’t had a chance to yet, check out our previous blog to learn about a few of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy that our nurse midwife in Bradenton has already gone over. Keep reading to learn about more benefits of exercise for pregnant women:

#4. You’ll be more comfortable. 

Exercise helps to stretch and strengthen the muscles, which can help your body cope with the changes from pregnancy. Exercise helps to ease many discomforts during pregnancy. For example, walking will help to improve circulation and stretching will help to ease back pain.

#5. You may avoid complications. 

Being overweight while pregnant can lead to many complications, including gestational diabetes and unplanned cesarean sections. Studies have shown that women who regularly exercise are less likely to experience complications in both pregnancy and delivery.

#6. You’ll lose weight easier after giving birth. 

If you are worried about getting your pre-baby body back after you deliver your baby, you’ll be glad to know that exercising during pregnancy can help. Exercising will help you to avoid gaining more weight than necessary during pregnancy, and the less you gain, the less you’ll have to lose. Additionally, exercising during pregnancy will also help you to develop good habits that can outlast your pregnancy.

Find out if you are healthy enough to exercise during pregnancy by scheduling your appointment with University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology today.