In today's safe family report.
Many pregnant women have heard that exercising while pregnant can be dangerous... But as understanding improves.. many doctors are changing their opinions.
When pregnant... Light exercise is typically fine... But experts recommend avoiding high impact activities such as ice skating or horse back riding.
Be sure to avoid anything that could cause you to fall.
One of the biggest myths is that you should avoid ab work during pregnancy...
But some experts are now saying that ab work is a great way to help prepare your body for after the baby is born.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton says, "In the beginning of pregnancy you want to do all you can to strengthen your abs...... The stronger they'll be after you deliver.. And maybe you wont have that paunch that most moms have."
Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new fitness routine especially while pregnant... And stay in tune with your own body.
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