When you become pregnant, your Certified Nurse Midwife may recommend some changes to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of gestational diabetes. “Exercising is safe for many pregnant women; however, if you have a high-risk pregnancy, we may advise against it,” says Jaime Thompson, Certified Nurse Midwife, Specialists in Women’s Care/Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
It’s important to work closely with your provider to ensure you’re medically cleared before you begin gentle exercises such as walking, swimming, or yoga.
Watch this video to hear about some of the benefits of exercising during pregnancy. This video offers some recommendations for exercising safely, warns against certain types of exercise, and discusses some warning signs to watch out for.
Midwest Women's Care offers certified nurse midwife programs at Lee's Summit Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Core to our programs is an unwavering commitment to respecting women and their choices of healthcare options while also offering guidance to balance exercise options and emotional well-being.
When choosing a certified nurse midwife for prenatal care and delivery at one of our hospitals, you can expect us to provide a supportive, collaborative environment for the birth of your baby. Call (913) 752-9337 and ask us how our midwives can help you have a safe and healthy pregnancy.