Moving while pregnant

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Maintaining an active lifestyle during pregnancy can have numerous benefits for both physical and mental well-being. While it's important to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized advice, this article shares five practical tips based on my own personal experience as a new mother.

Moving while pregnant

First, I want to specify that I am not a health professional. I'm just a mom who loved moving throughout her pregnancy! I strongly recommend talking to a professional (kinesiologist and/or physiotherapist) if you want to move while pregnant.

Physical activity has been part of my life for a long time. Being active helps me maintain good mental health while providing me with daily energy. I needed to keep moving throughout my pregnancy, and I was lucky enough to be able to do so.

In this article, I share my 5 tips for continuing to be active while carrying a little being in our belly!

1- Walking

This was my favourite activity. To walk! Very simple but so effective. No need to take a long hike to get some fresh air. I recommend going at your own pace and covering a realistic distance within your abilities. I would walk at the end of each day for about 40 minutes with my husband or while listening to a podcast episode.

2- Yoga

Before I got pregnant, I never did yoga. On the other hand, I discovered this wonderful way of moving halfway through my pregnancy. It allowed me to relax and work on several parts of my body that would be used during childbirth. Stretching your sore muscles feels great! I strongly recommend following a yoga program adapted for pregnant women.

3- Adapted group lessons

Here's a way to move that I have yet to try. There are group classes for moving between pregnant women. It's super interesting to meet moms who go through the same stages and thus feel less isolated. In addition, it allows you not to break your head to find ways to move since you only have to follow the course!

4- Training program for pregnant women

I loved my training program, which was designed by a kinesiologist specializing in pregnancy. This allowed me to move without having to wonder about the movements since they were all adapted to my stage during my pregnancy.

5- Swimming

Finally, I absolutely recommend going swimming. The weight of the belly is felt throughout the body at the end of pregnancy. Being in the water makes you feel lighter, and it's very soothing. Nothing stops you from going to an indoor pool if you are not pregnant in the summer.

I hope my little tips help you to stay active!

By Katia Bricka
Writer at RAW Nutritional


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