Pregnancy is a journey, a physical journey. It's like training for a marathon for nine months and the labour is like running the marathon. Not only does working out ensure you are strong and healthy (keeping weight gain to a minimum) it also has a very positive impact on your baby’s mental and physical wellbeing.
Working out during your pregnancy also reduces your chances of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia and can ease a lot of the niggling side effects of pregnancy like constipation, swollen ankles, varicose veins, lower back soreness, sacroiliac joint pain and trouble sleeping.
But most importantly it prepares the body for birth and life as a new mum which is physically very taxing on the body.