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Outdoor Activities for Pregnant

Being fascinated by doing activities doesn’t stop even if you are pregnant. Why should you stop it, anyway?

The good news is that you can keep on doing a lot of outdoor activities that make you happy.

Here are some great outdoor activities you can keep on doing despite your pregnancy to get the fresh air, feeling of freedom, and keep healthy. 

Outdoor Activities for Pregnant

Swimming 

This outdoor activity can keep extra weight and pressure off the joints. According to Summer Sunders, former Olympian Summer Sanders 

[When I was pregnant,] swimming was like…if I could sing the song of angels, ‘aah aah aah!’ That’s what swimming felt like to me. It was just the weight off my joints and a chance for my ligaments to relax. It was very freeing.” 

In case you are not sure what to do in the pool when you get there?

Why not enroll in a prenatal swimming lesson. 

Yoga

There are outdoor yoga sessions out there that usually held at the park or near the beach. Don’t miss this chance to stretch your body and be healthy.

You can take pleasure in the fresh air while at the same time keeping fit. This outdoor activity is perfect for de-stressing, as well as for keeping toned and limber.

Just stay away from cardio-yoga, hot yoga as well as other stern or hard practices.

Ensure the yoga instructor is skilled as well as certified in prenatal yoga. So they can inform you how to adapt or adjust specific poses to be safe for you and your baby.

Like for instance, you must not lie on you back for an extended period. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water on a summer or hot day. 

Yoga help build strength and awareness, and the harmony of mind and body.

Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood

Walk

This is indeed the number one outdoor activity doctors recommend doing during pregnancy.

Because it is easy to do as long as you do not have a medical condition or complication, which makes walking or exercise off-limits.

And there is no need for special equipment as well as an expensive gym membership. Also, walking can assist with the emotional and mental aspects of pregnancy; this is, according to Nicole Glor, maker of the NikkiFitness workouts.

Look for the best walking routine for fitness levels. When it comes to running, if you did it pre-pregnancy, you must keep it up.

However, if you were not a runner in the past, you can talk to your OB-Gyne before starting. 

Hiking 

This is one of the most excellent ways to keep fit as well as active outdoors.

There are a lot of things to do and see while hiking. It is a remarkable way of clearing our heads of the stress of our hectic life.

Hiking takes a lot of difficulties, so being pregnant, you need to know about the trail before going. This outdoor activity is advisable if you are 1 to 4 months pregnant.

However, you must consult your doctor before doing this outdoor activity. 

Camping

This outdoor activity can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.

Many think that camping involved permanent restroom facilities, unloading a filled with down pillows, coolers packed with drinks and foods, comforters.

For some, camping may mean an expedition size backpack, a many miles trek to an isolated place and look for drinking water once you get there.

Like many suggestions you’re going to hear, moderation is essential with regards to camping when you are pregnant.

Below are the vital things you need to keep in your mind:

  • If you hike into a campsite, keep in mind that you don’t want to bring too much weight. You can ask a friend to help you carry or park near the campsite.
  • Don’t forget to bring a comfortable sleeping pad. The ground is hard, and you might find it uncomfortable on your joints to be on the harder surface.
  • Pitch the tent in a location where the water will not collect or stay under you when a heavy rain comes. So, it would help if you had a bit slope away from the soil or tent under you, which drains well.
  • Temperatures drop fast, or days could get hot unexpectedly. You need to pack rightly and make sure to keep yourself safe from ticks and insects. You can ask your doctor regarding the best insect repellent to use for pregnant.
  • Bring water or only drink from a secure source of water. Avoid bringing iodine tablets as it is prohibited to use by pregnant women. Intestinal issues from water-borne diseases and the drugs to cure parasites can be relatively severe for you and your little angel.
  • Boil local water before use in cooking, brushing teeth, washing face, and drinking. Before your trip, you can check out water purification units at outdoor equipment shops for the best option for boiling water.
  • Before leaving for the trip, it is a smart idea to know the nearest medical clinic to the campsite. And talk about how you would handle an urgent situation so you will be ready.
  • Avoid far or isolated camping trips if you are 35 weeks pregnant

With these ideas in mind, you need to have safer as well as more enjoyable outdoor activities during your pregnancy.

You must consult with your physician about the suitability of these outdoor activities on your wellbeing.

He or she will be prepared to evaluate how the condition of your body matched with the level adventurousness of the activity.