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What Exercises Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy?

In this video, I’m going to share exercises that should be avoided during pregnancy. For many women, exercise is a great way to stay healthy and feel great during their pregnancy, but there are some exercises that can actually be harmful to both the mom and the baby. We’re going to go over these today.

I’m Dr. Mario from Vitality Chiropractic, and for over a quarter of a century, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people improve their spinal health, kiss goodbye to their neck and back pain. So let’s take a look at the types of exercises that should be avoided when pregnant.

Now, the first are exercises that require prolonged lying on your back. We know that lying on your back for a long period of time can actually affect circulation around your spine and your abdomen and put pressure on the baby as well. It actually puts a lot of stress through your lumbar spine and can increase your chances of developing lower back pain.
The second exercise to avoid is high-impact exercises, exercises involving a lot of jerking and bouncing motions. This becomes particularly important as the pregnancy progresses.

The third one to avoid is exercises that require you to balance on one leg, where there’s an increased risk for falls.
And fourth, an obvious one as well, avoid contact sports. You don’t want to be subjecting your body to trauma. You want to create a vessel that’s a perfect environment for a growing baby.

And the fifth one, and here’s just a general rule that makes sense: if you’re starting an exercise that you weren’t doing before you were pregnant, consult with your chiropractor or healthcare practitioner before starting that new exercise, because pregnancy is a time of great change in your body, physically and emotionally, and it’s important to be mindful of how these changes affect your spine and your posture.

Also, by following these tips, you should decrease the enormous amount of stress on your body and maximize your chances of having a happy, healthy pregnancy as well. Now, if you have a friend or family member who needs to see this video, please consider sharing it with them. Until next time, I hope you’re having a happy, healthy pregnancy yourself, and we’ll see you soon. If you’d like to make sure your spine and pelvis are in tip-top shape, reach out at 8242 1581 or click the link in our bio.


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