With the development of advanced medicine, it is widely known that exercise does wonders to relieve some of the aches and pains of pregnancy, and contributes to the overall health and well-being of both the mother and the fetus.
During pregnancy, exercise is essential to the health and well-being of both the mother and the fetus. Proper exercise will not only make childbirth easier, but it makes getting back in shape after giving birth much easier. A household treadmill is an ideal solution in the busy schedules expectant mothers often face.
Some women will stop using a treadmill all together out of concern for the baby. However, experts say that so long as exercise is done properly during pregnancy, it will not pose any danger. This means that treadmill usage cannot be used throughout the entire duration of the pregnancy, but is applicable at specific stages.
During the first three months of pregnancy, the fetus grows extremely quickly. Do not do any hard core exercise at this stage.
The 5th month is the most stable period of the pregnancy. It is during this period that minor exercise is allowable, though do not overdo it. It is helpful to use a treadmill for some basic exercises.
During the 6th month, the mother’s center of gravity has likely shifted, and you can easily tire. To help combat this, slow and easy walking once a week on the treadmill is an excellent solution.