It is important to seek guidance from doctor and/or obstetrician. You can then ensure that you do not have any complications that will harm you or your growing baby.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Once your doctor has given the all-clear expert supervision and specialised exercise prescription is recommended by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to ensure you are exercising right for your own uniqueness during pregnancy.
For Pregnant women who have gestational diabetes or hypertension an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can provide exercise prescription adjusted to their medical condition, symptoms, and functional capacity.
It is beneficial to be screened and guided by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist before you undertake any physical activity to reduce risk of injury, herniation, or other pregnancy related complications.
Exercise in a thermoneutral environment
If you’re currently pregnant, Exercise Right advises that you should exercise in a thermoneutral environment (somewhere you won’t get too hot or cold from artificial climates) and be well hydrated to avoid heat stress.
Extreme hot or cold environments require extra increases in metabolic rate to ensure core temperature remains safe. As such, avoid hydrotherapy in an overheated pool close to pregnancy as this can cause thermal stress on the baby.
Mums and Bubs classes
Post-pregnancy Exercise Right recommends post-natal classes.
Mum’s and Bub’s classes are extremely popular in the local community provide an excellent support network for new mothers.
Exercise in the AM
Exercise Right recommends exercising in the morning when it’s not too hot yet and you are most energetic, but be sure to monitor any potential morning sickness times and schedule your exercise accordingly.
NOTE: Generally, post-partum exercise may begin 4 – 6 weeks after delivery. If you have any concerns, it may be best to get clearance from your doctor at a post-partum check-up.