Pregnancy: 10 Pregnancy Exercises For Normal Delivery

Normal delivery sounds normal, but it is actually birthing your child without drugs, and for almost 85% of pregnant women, the natural birth of a child is achievable. Though normal delivery isn’t easy, as a marathon can be run with training, the child can be delivered normally if a pregnant mother practices several exercises in the right form during her pregnancy. Pregnancy is not all about shopping for adorable koala boy boutique clothing and making memories.

Here are 15 easy to do pregnancy exercises that will help prepare your body for normal delivery. But make sure before practicing these exercises you must: 

  1. Wear loose and comfortable clothes and footwear
  2. Drink plenty of water and control room temperature.
  3. Warm-up; 
    1. Tilt your head right and left – 1 set of 10 reps
    2. Nod your head up and down– 1 set of 10 reps
    3. Head circles, Arm and Shoulder circles (clockwise and anticlockwise) – 1 set of 5 reps
    4. Side lunges – 1 set of 5 reps

1st Trimester Pregnancy Exercises For Normal Delivery 

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Pregnancy: At What Point Do You Start Making Trips To The Baby Shop?

You are an excited parent to be, but nine months is a long time to wait. At what point do you give in and start making trips to the baby shop? Too soon and you could run out of money and space before the baby has even arrived. Too late and you could cause unnecessary panic!

Lets think about the baby items that you actually need to buy before the baby arrives:

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Nursery furniture and decorations

Depending on the amount of free time you have you might need to start shopping for this quite early on. The nursery might need completely redecorating, so it is worth bearing that in mind and being realistic about how long it is going to take you to get it all ready. The last think you want is to be painting and decorating when the little one has arrived! Nursery decorations should probably come first, then furniture when the room is ready. You probably want to start on this about five or six months before baby is due.

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Car seat and pram

You won’t be allowed to leave the hospital without a proper car seat, so this is something that definitely needs to be bought first. These are quite technical items that require a bit of research. Does the seat fit in your car? Do you want a pram that turns into a pushchair or a demi grow that you can convert into a double or twin mode? These are all things that need to be thought about, so I would suggest looking at these at least three months before the baby is born so that you have time to get it right rather than rushing and buying the wrong one!

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