Pregnancy Preparedness: Top 10 Rules to Live By
From lifestyle changes to attitude adjustment, here's what you need to know
Stay Active and Fit
Your exercise regimen before conception need only be modified slightly once you are pregnant to avoid undue stress on your ligaments and joints, which will tend to loosen later during pregnancy. Take care not to get overheated, however, because an increase in your core body temperature may affect your baby’s development or heart rate (hot tubs included). But don’t be sedentary. Cardiovascular fitness helps labor and delivery substantially. Statistics for healthy labor and delivery outcomes weigh heavily on the side of physical fitness. And speaking of weighing heavily . . .
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