Once it is confirmed that you will be having a baby, you can start thinking about early pregnancy exercise that you can start doing to help maintain your health status and promote the growth of a healthy baby.
Many new mothers are a little lost when it comes to early pregnancy exercise because they know they should not be pushing their body too hard but do still want to do some physical activity.
One of the key things to remember when it comes to early pregnancy exercise is that you should not let your temperature rise too high. If you are doing cardiovascular work, you cannot work so hard that you do see this increase, as it is usually the form of workout where it becomes more noticeable. The reasoning behind these high temperatures is not to create the ideal environment for your growing baby as this could cause many different problems with its development.
You can usually monitor your temperature by keeping track of your heart rate and making sure it does not go too high. For most individuals this will give them a pretty good indication as to how hard they are working. You do not want your heart rate to rise about 140 beats per minute and if you are going to work close to this range, you should try and limit the duration to about 15 or 20 minutes at the most.
Lastly, when doing your workout session try and avoid any movements that you have lying on your stomach or doing a lot of bent over actions. Your best bet is to stay as upright as possible and do things such as gentle stretches, resistance training activities using a rubber tube and walking or riding the bike.
So don't think that just because you are preparing for childbirth does not mean you cannot workout. You simply just need to be smart at how you go about doing it so you do not put your baby in danger.