15 April, 2018

Exercise do’s and don’ts before getting Pregnant

It is said that too much or too little exercise before getting pregnant may make it harder to conceive in the long run. However, there are some facts you should know when it comes to exercise. These do’s and don’ts before getting pregnant can help boost your chances of conceiving:


  1. Get Regular Exercise

Make exercise a regular habit before you try to conceive. This can help you feel good throughout your pregnancy, give you more stamina for labor and delivery, and also helps shed post-baby weight faster. It may also improve your fertility, especially if you’re struggling to conceive due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or if you’re overweight. Find out the best exercises for you and maintain a conception-friendly exercise routine.

  1. Mix it Up

Choose a variety of exercises that you enjoy to mix up your exercise routine. It also helps you adapt to changing conditions. For example, if it is raining, you may not be able to go for a walk, but can still can do Zumba or yoga indoors. Swimming is also a great exercise as it is zero impact and offers an enjoyable weightless feeling, that’s especially great during pregnancy.

  1. Strengthen Your Core

When you’re pregnant, your belly and breasts grow, causing a shift in your center of gravity. This can lead to straining of other parts of your body. If you strengthen your abdominal and back muscles before pregnancy, you will have lesser pain later on. Core training is very important for this. A strong core gives you a better balance and posture, which are important when you’re pregnant.


  1. Don’t train Intensively

If you love running or push yourself to your limits, you might need to change it before you start trying to conceive. High-intensity intervals are alright in pre-conception stage if you’re used to doing them. However, don’t train intensively until your baby is born. Try more moderate exercise routines such as walking, hiking, swimming, and working out on the elliptical, and avoid strenuous activities.

  1. Don’t Focus on Weight Loss

It is important to have the ideal weight before you start trying to conceive as it helps boost your chances. However, in order to achieve that, avoid going on a fad diet as it will only cause more harm than good. Make sure you’re nourishing your body and aim for a well-rounded diet. Keep your weight loss ambitions for after your baby is born.

  1. Don’t ignore your Partner’s Health

The health of your partner is equally important during 90 days before conception. This is the amount of time it takes for a sperm to completely develop and hence, it is very important for him to do everything in his power to be in good health. This helps boost your baby-making chances. Enjoy an active lifestyle together and be supportive of each other’s healthy habits.

It is a good idea to keep your pre-conception exercise routines for better all-round health and well-being of both you and your baby. However, talk to your doctor regarding your training habits when you’re trying to conceive, so that they may help modify it if needed. Our doctors at KIMS Cuddles can help you have a safe and healthy pregnancy by giving the right training advice.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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27 December, 2022

Tips for dealing with postpartum vaginal discharge

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17 November, 2022

Taking care of mental wellbeing during pregnancy

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20 November, 2021

5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy

No matter how happy you are about your pregnancy, stress during the pregnancy phase is unavoidable. Most of the time, it is because of the hormones that play around. But there are a lot of other factors that account to stress. Managing stress during pregnancy is an efficient way to enjoy your pregnancy period.  Knowing the changes and accepting them happening to your body will help you best during this phase. However, know more efficient ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Here are the 5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Eat well and sleep well must be a routine  Nothing can replace the best benefits of proper food and sound sleep. Ensure that you follow a balanced diet with all the necessary supplements that your body needs and take enough rest. A night of proper sleep will make your day brighter and keep you comparatively in a cheerful mood. Rest when you are tired. Do not overdo during pregnancy. A perfect routine for food and sleep will ease up your hormones.  Surround yourself with positive energy. Talk to your friends and family. Pregnancy can put you through a lot of thoughts. It will make you think about the least possible negativity. Well, these are the instincts of the mother to safeguard her child. So
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