What is Pregnancy Fitness Program & How They Can Help You Through Your Pregnancy Health?

What is Pregnancy Fitness Program & How They Can Help You Through Your Pregnancy Health?

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What is a Pregnancy Fitness Program?

Pregnancy is a joyous time for any expectant parents. However, the physical and emotional changes can be difficult to adjust to. One of the most important considerations for pregnant mothers is their fitness level.

A pregnancy fitness program is a specially adapted exercise routine that targets the specific needs of pregnant women.

This type of program has been shown to provide significant benefits not just during pregnancy but also after birth, because it helps mothers recover more quickly and provides children with positive lifelong health benefits.

Planning Pregnancy

Pregnancy planning is the process of creating a plan of future pregnancy. It is a decision-making activity that consists in choosing the time, place and number of pregnancies wanted.

In today’s society, it has become increasingly common for couples to want to plan their pregnancies. This can be for many reasons, for example wanting more control over when they have children, or deciding that now is not the right time for them to have children.

It will depend on the couple’s situation as to whether they need medical advice about any health risks and what contraception methods would be appropriate for them.

A woman should work with her doctor to understand what is best for her pregnancy. This can be in terms of diet and nutrition, exercise, medications, or treatment plans.

  • Visit your doctor when planning pregnancy
  • Check for any pre existing medical problems
  • Start folic acid tablets
  • Have a blood test to check for rubella, thyroid, thalassemia, hepatitis B, syphilis, and HIV
  • Eat a healthy diet. Include foods rich in iron, calcium and folic acid; also, some oily fish.
  • Have strict food hygiene. In particular, wash your hands after handling raw meat, or handling cats and kittens, and before you prepare food.

Making Healthy Choices

For pregnant women, making healthy choices can be difficult. With the advice of a doctor, a woman can make good decisions for herself and her baby.

Ideally, prenatal vitamins are started 3 months prior to conception

● Folic Acid

● Calcium

● Iron

● Omega-3 Fatty Acids

● Vitamin D


● Alcohol -NO!

● Caffeine

● Smoking-NO!

Timeline of Your Pregnancy

  • 1st Trimester (Weeks 1-13) – Expect visit to obstetrician every 3-4 weeks
  • 2nd Trimester (Weeks 14-27) – Every 3-4weeks during this period as well
  • 3rd Trimester (Weeks 28-40) – Beginning 7th month, obstetrician will see you every two weeks
  • After weeks 35-36, obstetrician will see you every week until delivery!

What to expect from?

  • Detailed history taking
  • Thorough physical examination
  • Checking on baby’s development
  • Lifestyle advice- Exercise, travel
  • Dietary advice
  • Screening tests
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Managing common problems
  • Medical advice

Why Choose Dr Astha Dayal for Pregnancy care?

Dr. Astha Dayal is a highly qualified and experienced OBGYN in Gurgaon. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, she has vast knowledge in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN). With 20 years of experience, she has successfully solved numerous cases related to pregnancy care, menopause, infertility and many other female-related issues.

She aims to serve the best for her patients. She believes that women should be inform decisions about their pregnancy care as well as other aspects of their health care with the help of an expert healthcare professional such as herself.

She has vast experience in delivering various treatments like laparoscopic ovarian surgeries, hysterectomy, uterine surgery and endometrial ablation etc.

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