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exercise during pregnancy

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Started: 11/6/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sudip123

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exercise during pregnancy is absolutely safe and more over it helps you to stay fit, strong and flexible. The safe exercise during pregnancy or you may call it pregnancy yoga or prenatal yoga keep a safe balance between your mind, breath and body.
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areeder5011

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I sort of agree with you. Exercise during pregnancy can be beneficial. The drawbacks though outweigh the benefits. Most women are ignorant about it and can overdue it. When exercise is carried out the body is depleted of vital nutrients to help the baby grow. With more and more women working while pregnant (especially with the first child) they are already exerting themselves enough. To add exercise on top of this is too much. With today's American diet most women do not re-nourish themselves properly and can have deficiencies that can hurt the baby's development.

Activities such as yoga are underestimated. Yoga is a very intense workout and if done properly can leave someone just as sore as if they just performed a resistance program. It also causes lots of water loss throughout the body. Without the proper information, the average women could be dehydrated during pregnancy and hurt the babies development even more.

Exercise and movement is good for aligning the baby into the birth canal. This sounds good but most women are moving away from a natural birth where this becomes beneficial. Exercise strengthens the core and aids when a women is about to push but a women on drugs can't push; she has been basically disabled by the epidural. Other drugs are given, such as pitocin, when it is observed a women is to drugged up to push. Pitocin is so strong it is used to abort fetuses or help with incomplete miscarriages. If that doesn't work to get the baby out, the next option is a Cesarean section(about 30% of births in US). So really, all that exercise was aimed at aiding in a natural birth, but as you can see... people rarely have natural births. So encouraging exercise does nothing good for the pregnant mother, because strength, energy, and good baby alignment are not necessary during a typical hospital birth. The only thing it does is wear the mother out, deplete her of nutrients that are most likely not replaced by her diet, and in the meantime, cause harm to the babies development.

So overall, exercise during pregnancy should not be encouraged. The general population would not benefit from this advice. While beneficial in theory, only a small percentage of pregnant women and their babies would benefit from this practice.
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