Running during pregnancy: pros and cons
First of all, I would like to note that the question of whether it is possible to run during pregnancy or not, it is better to decide with your local obstetrician-gynecologist. The fact that there are many features and complications during pregnancy, in which the minimum load is contraindicated. Moreover, if you previously did not run, then starting classes during pregnancy is simply dangerous for your health and the health of the baby. The fact is that this type of physical activity is fraught with violations of the blood supply to the child.
For those women who regularly practiced sports and do not imagine their lives without it, it is important to consider that a sharp discontinuation of training can actually cause a bad physical and psychological state. Therefore, you should consult with a specialist and draw up a schedule of safe training.
It is very important during the run during pregnancy to monitor the pulse and breathing, periodically switch to vigorous walking and monitor their condition. If suddenly you feel a pulling sensation in the lower abdomen, shortness of breath or spotting - immediately stop exercising and consult a doctor. Well, in order that during the run the back does not hurt, you can use a bandage.
It is also important for lovers of morning jogs to take into account that running, even with excellent health, is allowed only until the middle of the second trimester, so you have to take care and choose for yourself more sparing physical activities, which we'll talk about a little later.
Let's start with the fact that if you were not a zealous sportsman before the pregnancy, and were doing physical exercises from time to time, then starting experiments in an "interesting position" is highly undesirable. The fact is that during running, the internal organs are in the stage of vibration, which is especially not desirable for the uterus. Moreover, the load on the cardiovascular system is also very colossal during the run: the blood drains from the pelvis and flows to the muscles, which in turn leads to oxygen starvation in the child. Also, it is very important to consider that during running, the load on the knees increases significantly.
During pregnancy, the woman's organism produces a substance called relaxin, which helps to weaken the ligaments in order to reduce the risk of complications during the delivery. However, while jogging this substance can play a "disservice" and increases the likelihood of injuring the joints.
Based on all the above, we note that women who have not previously engaged in serious sports, start running during pregnancy is highly discouraged. But this does not mean that now you can not do anything at all. There are many ways of calmer sports that are recommended for pregnant women, and that's what we'll talk about next.
What physical activities are recommended during pregnancy?
An excellent substitute for regular runs can be a walking trip. For training, you can choose a park, a forest, a park - everything that is far from city vanity.
Remember, that the inhalation of gases and dust will not benefit either you or your baby.
Another option to replace the run is to use an elliptical trainer, which excludes the vibration of the internal organs. You can also practice on the cardio path, however, under the careful supervision of the coach. Remember that the temperature of your body should not rise dramatically, so as not to provoke miscarriage, and the room should be sufficiently ventilated to not cause oxygen starvation in a future child.
Also, during the pregnancy, exercises in the pool are very useful, which relieve the load from the spine and perfectly train all the muscles of the body.
But, let's remind once again that before any physical activity you should get approval from your obstetrician-gynecologist, to avoid the development of anomalies and the risk of harming their own health and the health of the future baby.
Good luck to you!