Dancing while pregnant, is it possible?

What kind of dance is best suited during pregnancy

Attending a concert and not stop moving, going to a disco and unleash your feet or practice dance exercises to the sound of your favorite music in a gym is a pleasure at any age.

But can we dance while pregnant? Is it good for the baby for her mom to move and shake her body to the sound of the music? In what situations is dancing not recommended during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is not a disease

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It is clear that pregnancy is not a disease and, therefore, we must take care of ourselves, but not limit ourselves . However, in the softness of the exercises lies the balance so that the dance is also a benefit for the mother and her baby. Boating and jumping to the rhythm of the Black Eyes Peas is not the most beneficial for pregnancy , since during the first three months there is a risk of detachment of the placenta and, during the last trimester, the volume of the uterus is too large. to jump.

On the other hand by Mid-Atlantic OBGYNpracticing 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise is one of the recommendations that most gynecologists insist on, especially when it comes to walking or swimming , two exercises suitable for practicing during pregnancy. The additional benefits of exercise during pregnancy are multiple: it helps relieve stress, develops the necessary resistance to childbirth, reduces the risk of diabetes, improves cardiovascular work and promotes good mood.

Listen to your body during the dance

The best dance to practice during pregnancy is the Arab dance because it is of low impact and composed of soft steps. In any type of dance that you practice during pregnancy you must be very careful with turns, jumps and, in general, with sudden movements.

Start dancing gently, do not raise your body temperature too much and watch your posture so as not to injure your back with the weight of the baby. Exclude any movement that can make you lose your balance because falls are especially dangerous during pregnancy and with the increase in weight of your body, the center of gravity is not the same. And in addition, it always includes an initial muscular warm-up before the dance session and drinks a lot of liquid before, during and after the dance.

The dance will make you perspire, so it is necessary that you drink water to replace the lost liquid . However, remember that you should stop doing any physical activity, including dancing, and immediately consult your doctor if you notice the loss of any fluid, start to bleed, feel dizzy , nauseous or short of breath, feel pain in your abdomen or chest, you have contractions or you do not feel your baby move.