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When you’re awaiting the birth of a baby, it's completely normal that all the attention is focused on the little one. It’s sometimes wise for the childbearer to pace themself to conserve as much energy as possible.
The good news is that hiking can be done gently!
DEAR MOTHERS-TO-BE, HERE IS SOME ADVICE SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO WALK DURING YOUR PREGNANCY, PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR BABY'S WHILE ENJOYING YOURSELF.
Practising sport when pregnant has many benefits. First of all, it's good for the body and for morale! Practising sport when pregnant helps with relaxation, improves oxygen levels and circulation.
Short or long hike for a pregnant woman?
If you are used to walking daily, you can keep doing this by allowing yourself about an hour every day for example. The idea is to keep a certain routine without any sudden changes that could surprise your body.
If walking is not your thing, try to find something to see, somewhere new to visit that will encourage you to walk a little.
Walking has one advantage, it gives the entire body a gentle work out. When you walk, you improve your circulation, your breathing and oxygenation. This means it’s good for you as well as the baby. Listen to your body and be reasonable, it's not about trying to accomplish new physical feats by taking on higher heights. Try to keep going on hikes for as long as possible. During the third trimester of your pregnancy, you will probably be more tired and that is perfectly normal. Stay vigilant at this time and if need be, reduce the length of your walks.
So long as your baby is healthy, walking will do it no harm, quite the opposite.
FINALLY, KEEP ONE THING IN MIND: IF THE MOUNTAIN AIR GIVES YOU BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH, YOUR BABY WILL BE THE FIRST TO FEEL IT AND WILL ALSO BE AMAZED! WHILE YOU WAIT TO BE ABLE TO BRING BABY WITH YOU...