Exercise cannot be emphasized enough! Before conceiving, I was very active. I did Yoga, Zumba and Swimming alternatively. But the news of pregnancy put a self-imposed full stop to this. This was more due to drowsiness, nausea and a lack of appetite. Most of the time I felt weak.
I must say this had a negative toll on me.
1st trimester - By the end of this trimester, I started having severe Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. I could not use my hands. It was very painful. I distressed. It felt as if someone else had occupied my body (Pun intended!).
2nd trimester - After consulting my Mother (who also happens to be gynecologist) I started simple exercises for CTS. I also started walking and doing Pranayams in the morning. As I have written in my earlier post - my diet improved during this phase. Exercise and proper diet helped me back on track.
3rd trimester - I continued walking and doing Pranayams. Once a week, I also started swimming. It was fun. It is said that Swimming is one of the best exercises for pregnant mothers. Now me and my baby - we feel like being a single entity 🙂
Exercise is very crucial during this phase. Please do not ignore your physical health as it affects the baby in the womb as well. Being active also increases the chances of natural birth.
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