Exercising during pregnancy and when to find a law firm
It is important to stay as fit and healthy during your pregnancy as you did before you became pregnant, if not more so. This means that if you had a very active life before your pregnancy it can actually be harmful for you to hold back on exercise while you are pregnant.
If you have a fairly sedentary life then you do not want to start running marathons, but it can be helpful for you to make the effort to get some exercise, to keep your body in good condition. Many women report that it is easier to have a natural birth if you get plenty of exercise as well.
- Take your time. When exercising pregnant, you should take your time, warm up and cool down, and not attempt to do anything too strenuous. You will be able to keep your fitness levels up without pushing yourself too hard.
- Avoid high impact exercise. High impact exercises can put too much strain on the body and cause problems with your baby. Stick to low impact exercise like walking and swimming.
- Avoid exercising on your back. After the first trimester this is less important, but for the first three months of your pregnancy, exercising on your back can affect an important vein taking blood flow to your baby.
- Know your body. Look out for signs of becoming overtired, breathless or too hot and take a break if you feel unwell. It is better to cut off your exercise early than to cause problems by trying too hard.
- Take breaks. When doing any type of exercise whilst pregnant, take plenty of breaks as you begin to feel tired. Make sure that you use these breaks to drink water, catch your breath and ensure that you are feeling physically ok.
- Don’t lose your balance. Try to avoid sports and exercises where you could lose your balance, as a fall could damage you or the baby.
A law firm in Welwyn Hatfield
If you have been injured doing exercise, or through the negligence of your doctor in giving you the wrong advice, you may be able to use a law firm in Welwyn Hatfield to claim compensation for your injuries. You will want to gather evidence to prove your case, but any law firm in Welwyn Hatfield will be able to help you with this.
If you cannot find a decent law firm in Welwyn Hatfield then you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what has happened to you and get help deciding whether or not to proceed with a claim. You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial conversation, but if you do decide to go ahead, an experienced lawyer will work with you on your claim.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown