Wow! So you’re in your third trimester. Congratulations! How thrilling! Read on and let us help you with a third trimester pregnancy exercise and some tips to pull you through this last haul.
The Third Trimester
Three simple words. Only someone who’s never been pregnant would not be aware of all the good stuff that’s packed into this description of this wonderful season of pregnancy.
Your due date’s finally just around the corner and you’re hitting the last stretch loaded with energy and great excitement in anticipation of that heavenly delivery. It’s official! You’ve made it to your third trimester: Weeks 29-40.
Don’t pat yourself on the back for too long, because there’s still work to be done taking care of both your and baby!
The Last Lap
You continue to grow but begin to feel somewhat tired with never-before-felt aches here and there. Hang in there. There’s still a while to go and still must continue with your exercises. Don’t forget to stay on that healthy, balanced diet, too.
For now then, get up and moving. As long as your due date remains, moderate exercise is key, remembering to double-check with your doctor or Lamaze coach about varying your exercises or going at a slower pace.
Remember: cut back if you feel even the least unwell or overstressed. Until then, let’s go!
Here’s a third trimester pregnancy exercise to try that can take you right through to D-day (Delivery Day)!
Pregnancy Exercise #1
Face wall. Spread feet a bit more than hip-width apart. Turn knees out. Keep legs straight. Place hands on wall. Tilt your pelvis and ensure tail-bone points down. Bend knees and lower torso towards floor. Straighten your legs, pressing upwards through your heels. Repeat with 10 or 12 repetitions. Rest between sets.
Pregnancy Exercise #2
Face wall. Feet again hip-width apart. Place hands on wall, arms straight. Pull belly-button inward towards your spine. Keep your back straight. Bend elbows and bring chest towards wall. Push back. Repeat with 10 or 12 repetitions. Rest between sets.
Third Trimester Questions
Don’t worry or feel embarrassed if you’re anxious about never-before-experienced symptoms or developments in your body. A reliable source of information below will ease your anxiety.
Whether shortness of breath, unusual swelling, itchiness, more frequent urination or other symptoms, try not to worry but do your part sticking to your healthy, well-rounded diet and getting moderate exercise, key to staying fit for the remainder of your pregnancy.
There are a lot of special considerations pregnant women have during their third trimester. Pregnancy exercise is important but there is more. Get enough rest, nap during the day especially after interrupted sleep at night, take deep breaths and get lots of fresh outdoor air. A good massage helps!