Who says you should put your feet up when you’re expecting a baby? That only makes you more tired, says senior physiotherapist Caroline Chua with the rehabilitation department at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
According to guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, being active for at least 30 minutes daily can help you have a smoother pregnancy. It may improve your ability to cope with labour and get back in shape faster, too.
If you have no health complications, you can work out from the fourth month of your pregnancy until delivery, Caroline shares. Of course, it’s best to get the green light from your doctor first.
Here, she shows how to ease leg cramps and chest tightness, as well as improve your posture, with these easy stretches you can do at home.