Keeping an exercise regime going during the second trimester, as well as during the rest of your pregnancy, is an important
part of your pregnancy. Exercise is one of the most healthy things that you can do for your baby, as well as for yourself, while you are pregnant. Keeping an exercise regime going will not only help to keep your body fit, it will also help you to prepare your body for the birthing process, and it may even give you a leg up when it comes time to start losing that weight post-pregnancy.
Keeping an exercise regime going during the second trimester of pregnancy is often easier than keeping an exercise regime going during the first or third trimesters of pregnancy. During the second trimester, it is likely that you are going to feel much better than you did during your first trimester. You will be past the stage where you are having morning sickness, and the fatigue that all-too-often accompanies pregnancy during the first trimester should subside. On the other hand, your baby isn’t quite so big as she will be during your third trimester of pregnancy, so you still have quite a bit of mobility, and don’t have to worry yet about too much discomfort.
It is important to keep in mind that, during your second trimester, the exercise regime that you keep should change as time goes on. Obviously, you would have eliminated any sorts of exercises or sports that presented a risk of abdominal injury during your first trimester. Now, you are going to want to continue that. You will probably, however, be able to increase the intensity, as well as the duration, of your exercise regime. At the same time, you will want to keep an exercise regime that is not too strenuous. You will probably also need to get a new sports bra during the second trimester, as your old sports bra very likely just doesn’t fit quite right anymore.
Keeping an exercise regime going during the second trimester is an important part of your pregnancy wellness plan.