Fend off those pregnancy blues. “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins makes you happy” Elle said it best in the movie legally blond. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers; they block signals from nerve cells to the spinal cord. Not only will you benefit from these endorphins, you’ll also be left with a feeling of accomplishment. So you don’t have to cut back on your workouts, maintain them.
Having a fit and strong body will benefit you when delivery time comes. Like any race, you have to train for it. This is about the longest race you will ever have to endure. Your going to need stamina, cardiovascular health will be imperative. There have been lower incidences of intervention; good pelvic muscles result in a lessened chance of an episiotomy/tearing. Not to mention strong core muscles to push the baby out. There is even evidence of fetuses tolerating labor better then those of non-exercisers.
Not only will exercising before and during benefit your pregnancy, but it will make postpartum recovery that much quicker. Also you can avoid the separated stomach
muscles, which means a tighter tummy after birth. Exercising during pregnancy will also do the obvious, help ward off those unwanted pounds, making it easier for you to maintain your weight and jumping back into those skinny jeans after baby.