Many couples look to make the conception process as easy as possible when trying to conceive. One lifestyle change that may aid in achieving a higher conception rate is to implement an exercise routine. Your routine does not need to be strenuous but should aim to get your body in the best shape possible for conception and subsequent pregnancy. Since your body works very hard during pregnancy, starting out in good shape will benefit you during the actual pregnancy.
Exercising offers great benefits to your body. Your cardiovascular system and immune system are built up by regularly exercising. Exercising can also aid in getting pregnant so it is to your benefit to incorporate a regular exercise routine into your life when preparing for pregnancy.
Keep in mind, however, that too much exercise will be detrimental and will decrease hormone production and therefore lower your odds of getting pregnant. Set up a low-key exercise plan for yourself with some help from your physician. Keep an eye on your body mass index (BMI). Women with too high or too low of a BMI tend to have problems conceiving as body fat is an important factor when dealing with fertility.
Your body works extremely hard during pregnancy because it is fostering the new life growing inside of you and sustaining your life as well. Simply put your body is doing the work for two lives instead of one, so give your body the best chance by keeping it in shape. Exercises such as walking and low-key aerobics are good exercises that will help you to stay fit without exerting yourself and counteracting your intentions.
Not only is exercising good for increasing your odds of conceiving, it helps to avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy and also helps you to lose the baby weight post-delivery. Regular exercise has also shown to improve delivery conditions and make it easier to deliver your baby without any complications. Be sure to discuss any exercise plans with your physician in regards to pre-pregnancy workouts and workouts during pregnancy. Some exercises need to be avoided during pregnancy, especially intense workouts.
Exercising can help increase your odds for conceiving, but stick to a light workout a few days each week instead of an intense workout. Intense workouts can decrease hormone production, and therefore lower your chances of getting pregnant. All exercise programs should be discussed with your physician as they can tell you which exercises are safe to do pre-pregnancy and while pregnant. Keeps your exercise regimen going through pregnancy and you will make delivery and post-delivery baby weight loss easier. Either way, you win!