never exercised before, can I start now?
you never exercised prior to becoming pregnant, but have decided
that now is the time to start, the risks of exercise be more
of a risk than your low level of exercise.
Most women build
up their strength, stamina and overall fitness over a period
of time. Their body's undergo changes during this time, and
most doctors feel that pregnancy changes on your body are
enough when you are not an active person.
Of course, all
is not lost. You can do easy and gentle exercise, just skip
the muscle building and karate classes until after the birth.
As with all lifestyle
changes you make during your pregnancy, it is recommended
that you consult with your physician before beginning. Because
each pregnancy is different, she can offer advice on what
you should and shouldn't do. She will take into consideration
your weight, fitness level, and any pregnancy complications
or conditions before making a decision.
Only your physician
can make this decision, which is why it is very important
to consult your doctor prior to starting any new exercise
or fitness program.
Also read Best
exercises during pregnancy