Is Rarely Walking During Pregnancy Can Affect The Birthing Process?

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Regards .. r nI want to ask if there are problems during the delivery process if during pregnancy you rarely walk

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Hi Siska,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Exercise, including walking, during pregnancy is very important for its role in making pregnancy a pleasant process and also facilitating the delivery process.

By exercising regularly, various complaints that are often experienced by pregnant women, including nausea, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and so on can improve. By exercising too, blood flow to and from the fetus can be maintained so that the risk of fetal development obstacles in the womb is minimized. In the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, a lot of walking is also useful in reducing swelling in the lower legs and in positioning the fetal head to move downward (making it easier for normal delivery).

In connection with childbirth, a lot of walking can make the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and lower limbs stronger and have good endurance. This is certainly very useful for facilitating the later vaginal delivery, which requires very intense contractions. In this way, your pushing process can be more effective later. In addition, regular exercise habits during pregnancy (especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters) are also useful in accelerating the postpartum recovery period.

If you are used to being silent, rarely exercising, and lazy to walk, this can make labor difficult and longer. This is due to stiff muscles and poor stamina.

However, of course doing sports during pregnancy also needs to be done under the supervision of a doctor. In some conditions, for example pregnant women with weak hearts, it is not advisable to do strenuous activities, including strenuous exercise, to prevent shortness of breath which can affect the health of the fetus in the womb. In addition, severe fatigue due to walking too much can also make the mother experience stress which has the potential to trigger premature contractions. Therefore, exercise must be done with the right intensity and duration, not excessive, but not less.

Of course, exercise and lots of walking are not the only factors that determine how labor will turn out later. Therefore, consult directly with your gynecologist regarding the type of exercise that is good for you to do, as well as the recommended intensity and duration to maintain your stamina and the health of your womb.

Exercise during pregnancy

Pregnancy exercise to facilitate childbirth

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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