Excercises For The Third Trimester
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Your third trimester is both emotionally and physically challenging and you might be feeling a little bit tired as your baby belly grows. Because of the increased fatigue, now is the time for you to slow down and be more careful in your choice of exercise. Your focus in your third trimester exercise should be in preparing your body for labor and delivery and be sure to continue your pregnancy conditioning exercises.
Exercises such the pelvic tilts and hip circles will not only keep your abdomen strong, but will also promote flexibility of your pelvic joints. It is during this time that you should perfect your breathing techniques and your relaxation exercises. Breathing techniques are the very techniques that will help you stay calm and focused during labor. Additionally, proper breathing can help promote pain management during labor and delivery as well.
Here are some suggestions for third trimester exercises. Thirty minute of exercise or activity is recommended and is ideal but you can still break those thirty minutes down into ten to 15 minutes chunks of time and it could be effective and beneficial. Remember to only participate in low impact activities. Make sure you stay away from jerky, bouncy movements and be sure to avoid over stretching. Stretch just to the point of feeling the stretch, but no further. Also be sure to exclude flexion exercises such as sit-ups and crunches during this period. If you are lifting weights, be sure to sit down and avoid standing or laying flat on your back.
It is also important to pay extra special attention to your body during the third trimester. Never work through the pain if you feel any abnormal abdominal discomfort. Should you feel any discomfort, be sure to seek the advice of your health care provided. Remember mommies, whatever you decide to do in your third trimester, be sure to take it easy and to be extra careful.