Some women wonder if it’s safe to exercise during pregnancy in a way that doesn’t harm the baby. While it’s true you won’t be able to exercise as vigorously as you did before getting pregnant, there is still plenty you can do to stay healthy and in shape. Engaging in mild exercise can confer many health benefits for the mother and baby. In addition to feeling good physically, exercising while pregnant can benefit a mother’s mood and mental health. Most pregnant women will be able to exercise, but if you are experiencing bleeding, dizziness, or chest pain, you may want to avoid physical exertion. In this article we will go over some exercises that are generally considered safe for pregnant women.
Spinal fusion is the process of surgically mending the vertebrae (small bones) in the spine so that they heal together as a single bone. A person may opt to undergo a spinal fusion if they are experiencing pain, misalignment, or reduced mobility in the spine. Once the surgery is complete and the healing process is over, it’s a good idea (after consulting with your doctor) to start stretching your spine to regain strength and flexibility. This is when the ancient practice of doing yoga will become your best friend. You'll want to take it slow at first, so listen to your body and know your limits to avoid the risk of injury.