– Exercise & Weight Lifting

Moderate exercise is always encouraged for a healthy expectant mother. Light activities like bending, stretching, carrying a heavy weight, walking, swimming, usual daily activities or having sex would usually not make any difference, otherwise there would be many more miscarriages.

Intense Exercise is also a great way to relive the stress a woman is feeling.

However, enough physical stress on the body and immune system for an extended period of time can create a hostile environment in the uterus by restricting the implantation and growth of the fetus, as well as causing infertility.

Intense exercise during the first trimester is a good compliment to the use of herbs and other dietary changes. Going for long runs or increasing your heart rate and core temperature through things like jumping jacks, jumping rope and weightlifting using your abdominal muscles can all help prevent the fertilized egg from implantation or could possibly even loosen the freshly-implanted egg from the uterine lining.

WARNING LEVEL: Moderate Risk

UTERINE &/or HORMONAL EFFECTS: Contracts Uterus

INSTRUCTIONS: Intense exercise during the first trimester is a good compliment to the use of herbs and other dietary changes. Going for long runs or increasing your heart rate and core temperature through things like jumping jacks, jumping rope and weightlifting using your abdominal muscles can all help prevent the fertilized egg from implantation or could possibly even loosen the freshly-implanted egg from the uterine lining.

POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: The extreme amount of energy it takes to cause a miscarriage can also cause sickness.

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