9 Do's & Don'ts About Exercising To Make Getting Pregnant Easier

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Many parents are experiencing fertility after years getting married. They are trying hard to have baby naturally. Things in common that most couples will often do are taking baby-booster foods and doing exercise regularly. It sounds slight in the way to have baby but indeed this small act will give big impacts to improve your fertility. HappyMom.Life is listing its benefits of doing exercise as below.

 

Do Start Exercising


Making exercise a regular habit before trying to conceive can help you feel good throughout your pregnancy, have more stamina for labor and delivery, and shed the baby weight faster. Exercise may even improve your fertility if you're struggling to conceive due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or are overweight. Learn how to start or maintain a conception-friendly exercise routine and find out which exercises are best to get you in shape before you conceive.




Don't Wait to Start an Exercise Routine


You may be tempted to wait until you're pregnant to start a fitness program, but it's important to be in top physical shape during the critical days of early fetal development. Remember: A mother's health has a direct correlation with her baby's health so the earlier you start, the better. Plus, if you make physical activity a habit now, it'll be easier to stick with when you're pregnant and carrying around the extra weight of a bump.




Do Mix It Up


Choose a variety of activities that you enjoy. This way, if you can't go for a walk because it's pouring rain, for example, you can still go to a Zumba class. If you're already accustomed to doing several activities, then you'll be more likely to keep on doing one or all of the baby-friendly ones once you're pregnant. Swimming is zero-impact and it offers a enjoyable weightless feeling that's especially great during your heaviest months.



Get Pregnant Faster


Sure, "trying" is fun -- but you want to get pregnant now! Well, guess what? Maintaining a healthy weight is one important way to help your conception chances.



Do Strengthen Your Core


When you're pregnant your belly grows, your breasts get bigger, and your center of gravity shifts, which can cause a strain on other parts of your body. If you strengthen your abdominal and back muscles now, you'll be less likely to have back pain later.Core training has other benefits, too. Having a strong core gives you better balance and posture, both of which are crucial when you're pregnant.




Don't Train Too Intensely


If you love running 10Ks, can't live without your boot camp class, or push yourself to your limits spinning, it's time to modify your routine. Although high-intensity intervals are okay to continue during the pre-conception stage if you've been doing them all along, all-out efforts should be put on hold until after your baby is born. Exercise is a form of stress on the body and anything in excess can do more harm than good, especially during this time.

More moderate routines, such as walking, hiking, swimming, and working out on the elliptical, as long as you can still talk and not run out of breath.




Don't Focus on Weight Loss


It might be tempting to get to your ideal weight before you put on the extra pregnancy pounds, but now isn't the time for a fad diet or gimmicky exercise routine. You need to make sure you're nourishing, not depriving, your body, says Marshall. Aim for a well-rounded diet, not one that eliminates certain food groups or cuts calories dramatically.



Do Cardio Regularly


Log 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise each day prepregnancy by power walking, swimming, jogging, or working out on the elliptical machine. Getting your heart rate up regularly will help keep you in all-around better shape while you're trying to get pregnant, and help you stay in good physical and mental health throughout your pregnancy and during delivery.

You need endurance through delivery. Think of pregnancy like you're preparing for a big race, and giving birth is the marathon. You're also going to need a lot of energy; life takes a dramatic change after the baby comes, and cardio helps that.




Don't Ignore Your Partner's Fitness


The prospective father's health is equally important during the 90 days before conception. Because this is the amount of time it takes for sperm to completely develop, it is the prime time for him to do everything in his power to be in good health. Enjoy being active and supportive of healthy habits together.


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