Pregnant women always suffer from a fear of weight gain and out of shape problem after child birth. However proper workout during pregnancy helps to control weight and prepares you for childbirth by strengthening muscles and building endurance, and makes it much easier to get back in shape after your baby's born. You just need to check with your doctor before starting any physical workout.
Walking: One of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women, walking keeps you fit without effecting your knees and ankles. You can do this anywhere, doesn't require any equipment apart from a comfortable pair of supportive shoes, and is safe throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
Swimming: Healthcare providers and fitness experts believes swimming as the best and safest exercise for pregnant women. Swimming is ideal because it exercises both large muscle groups (arms and legs), provides cardiovascular benefits, and allows expectant women to feel weightless despite the extra pounds of pregnancy.
Low-impact aerobics: There are many aerobic classes especially for pregnant women, this gives you a surety that you are safe and also share experiences with other to be moms.
Yoga: Yoga can help maintain muscle tone and keep you flexible with little if any impact on your joints. But you may have to augment a yoga regimen with walking or swimming several times a week to give your heart a workout.
Stretching: Stretching is wonderful for keeping your body limber and relaxed and preventing muscle strain. Add stretching to your cardiovascular exercises to get a complete workout.