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:
Wear loose and comfortable clothes and footwear
Drink plenty of water and control room temperature.
Tilt your head right and left – 1 set of 10 reps
Nod your head up and down– 1 set of 10 reps
Head circles, Arm and Shoulder circles (clockwise and anticlockwise) – 1 set of 5 reps
Side lunges – 1 set of 5 reps
1st Trimester Pregnancy Exercises For Normal Delivery
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing chapters in any woman’s life. The anticipation of finally seeing and holding your baby, along with experiencing the everyday wonders of carrying a child in your womb, is enough to make a woman giddy with excitement.
Although not without its complications, my own pregnancy journey is one for the books and I can easily say that it is one of the most amazing parts of my story yet. I may have suffered from a mild case of hyperemesis gravidarum during the first part of my second trimester and would just throw up practically anywhere and anytime, but my pregnancy has been very enjoyable when that part was over. I was able to enjoy eating again and share new and invigorating experiences with 10 friends who were also pregnant!
Because I was throwing up a lot, nutrition is something I struggled with during pregnancy. It was such hard work to keep any food in my stomach as I would almost always throw everything out ~ milk, fruits, bread, practically anything ~ and it does not matter what time of day it was. Morning sickness is, in fact, an all-day sickness and it contributed to me weighing even lighter during the first few months of pregnancy.
Nutrition, indeed, plays an essential role in a pregnant woman’s over-all health as well as that of her baby. One of the best ways to ensure a mother’s optimal health during pregnancy is to have a proper and well-balanced diet. Adding potatoes to your pregnancy diet is highly recommended.
I always thought that it is way much better and more fun to be pregnant these days. Back when I was pregnant eight years ago, awesome things like baby slings, lactation cookies and lactation experts, as well as fashionable nursing dresses are rather scarce. Pregnant mums these days have all the fun enjoying all the latest products and services that make their pregnancy and motherhood a lot easier and enjoyable.
One of the things that I hope we had back in the days, especially when you had those late night cravings, was this yummy nutritious snacks made especially for preggy mums ~ Crave Healthy. I previously tried it when I got a pack from my Mommy Mundo Box and I absolutely loved it!
Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the country specifically designed by doctors and nutritionist for pregnant women. It is nutritious as it contains essential nutrients including Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium which are critical for both the mum and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give pregnant women the extra energy they need daily. And because it tastes just like mum’s regular snack, it is also delicious. It comes in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It also helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.
It is delightful to know that there is now a healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant, and to be honest, I think even those who are not pregnant can enjoy a pack or two from time to time! 😀
Crave Healthy is now available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and Robinsons Supermarket outlets. A pack sells for Php25.00.