Prenatal yoga: The best exercise for pregnancy

April 13, 2015 2:01 PM

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Prenatal yoga: The best exercise for pregnancy

My pregnant patients always ask me: “Can I exercise while I am pregnant?” The answer is, yes, yes, yes! But before you start, it’s imperative that you clear it with your doctor. There are certain medical conditions related to pregnancy which may not allow you to exercise, such as placenta previa, an incompetent cervix, history of preterm labor, severe hypertension, or a multiple pregnancy like triplets. If you don’t have any risk factors, than exercise is for you.

In my opinion, the best pregnancy exercise is prenatal yoga. The reason is because yoga helps you with three basic things that can influence pregnancy: flexibility, mental stability and focused breathing.

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