Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Pregnancy not only plunges you into a whole new role of being a mother but also brings
about significant changes in their physical and mental makeup. The body undergoes added
strain, both physically and mentally, thereby preparing you for a new you.
When so many changes are taking place inside you, the need of the hour is some activity that
keeps you going. This is where it becomes vital to throw light on prenatal and postnatal
Exercising, in general, maintains life and boosts wellbeing in all stages of life. But it becomes
particularly essential for expecting and new mothers owing to the following benefits:
1. Improves emotional health
Exercising releases enough “happy hormones” in your body and lifts yourmood. This helps to reduce any anxiety and stress that is common in both during and after pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Exercising is also the best way to maintain a pleasant journey through your pregnancy and keep postpartum depression at bay.
2. Improves physical health
Prenatal and postnatal exercising improves muscle strength and endurance, keeping you fit and strong. This also translates to a more natural adaptation to the lower-intensity of early labor, shorter first and second stages of labor, and improve ability to cope with labor.