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According to William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., authors of "The Pregnancy Book," a woman's heart rate increases during pregnancy by 20 percent. Even without planned exercise, she is already performing a low level of aerobic exercise daily. Whether you are a seasoned expert or just beginning an exercise program, exercising during pregnancy is beneficial for both mother and baby.
Benefits of Exercise
There are many known benefits of exercising during pregnancy. Some of these include having more energy throughout the day, getting more restful sleep, experiencing fewer...
During pregnancy, your baby is active. There are no positions your baby cannot wiggle into, and most positions are temporary. While fetal positioning does not matter much during pregnancy, it becomes important when you go into labor. Delivering a baby who is head down is the preferred position by most health care providers. You should talk with your provider about what positions of delivery he is comfortable with before you go into labor.
Babies spin into many different positions through the course of pregnancy and labor. They often find the position that is most comfortable...
You have likely heard many horror stories about the process of labor and birth. People are quick to tell you how long it lasted and how painful it was. The good news is that it doesn't have to be extremely painful or last forever. There are many things you can and should do to make labor as quick and painless as possible. And, it just might be easier than you think.
Take a Childbirth Class
One of the best ways to help your labor progress is by being informed before it ever begins. Make it a priority to attend a childbirth class. Childbirth classes teach you about pregnancy anatomy and...