Wednesday, November 11, 2009

7 Exercises to Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

Working out is one of the best things a woman can do for a healthy pregnancy—it not only benefits the baby, but it also gives you strong core muscles that help prevent back and hip pain.

Starting to exercise before you conceive is ideal, since you’ll be able to continue throughout pregnancy (with your doctor’s okay, of course). But if you don’t have a regular exercise routine in place before getting pregnant, then you shouldn’t jump into one during your first trimester. Most healthcare practitioners generally advise women not to start a new exercise regime within the first 12 weeks of getting pregnant.

Try these seven moves to help create a stable pelvis well before getting pregnant. And by starting now you won’t need to worry about losing a whole trimester of core and hip strengthening.

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