Exercising During Your First Trimester Video

Exercises to focus on and which to avoid during your first trimester of pregnancy. Excellent advice on stretching and other ways to ease discomfort that will occur over the first few months. Also provides instructional video on beneficial exercises.
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Male Speaker: The contents of this video are for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before seeking any new treatment. Kelly McBride: Hi! Thanks for watching Baby Belly Fitness. My name is Kelly McBride with babyessentials.com. Today, we're here talking about exercising during your first trimester. Well, your first trimester is very important for moms, and exercising appropriately during this period can make your entire pregnancy a better experience because it gets you off to a good start. Establishing a consistent routine in your first trimester should be your focus. And here are some tips. During your first trimester, you should work to achieve good body mechanics and good posture through abdominal strength, as well as understanding how to achieve a good pelvic floor contraction through fugal. Start now to practice your relaxation and your breathing techniques. Now, these techniques will be employed through your whole pregnancy to keep you calm and focused, and can even help inhibit some of the stress getting to baby. What if you have morning sickness? Well, mild exercise can help alleviate some of the common discomforts of morning sickness like fatigue or nauseousness. Even walking for 30 minutes at a time can help make you feel that much better. But there are some essential exercises that you should be incorporating into your regular routine and if you do have an existing routine at this point, you don't need to modify. Just include the essential exercises. And some of them will be chest openers to counteract the shoulders from sloping forward. Also pelvic tilt and hip circles are a great way to strengthen your abdominals and alleviate any back discomfort that you might be feeling. Lateral flexion and spinal rotation should be integrated and don't forget about your breathing exercises. But, your focus should be establishing a consistent routine and just keep moving. Make exercise starting from your first trimester part of your daily life in your lifestyle. So I hope some of these tips would help. Thank you very much for watching. This is Kelly McBride with babyessentials.com.

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