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Prenatal and Postpartum Scenario

Prenatal and Postpartum Scenario
Sharon is a 6 month, 185 lbs. healthy woman. She presents with no problems during the pregnancy. She is concern with exercise that will help in the development of her baby and keep her healthy though out the duration of her pregnancy. The plan that I have suggested for her would include walking, swimming, and low pressure aerobics or yoga. All of these exercise will not only benefit her baby but also benefit her as well. Walking was one of the exercises that was suggested. Simply walking 1 to 2 miles per day or something as counting your steps can improve the circulation in the body, increase the cardio system as well as keep her in shape during the pregnancy. This will also aid the delivery process, it allows Mother Nature to do her thing and shift the baby in the downward position for birth. It will aid in making the laboring process easier for some mother and some it will not. The walking keeps the mother fit and healthy during and after having the baby. Swimming is another relaxing exercise that was suggested to the mother. When the body is under water it feels weightless and therefore giving some women a lift off on some well need places on her body during this time. Performing simple strokes with the arms and legs is good for the circulation that many women suffer from during pregnancy. The need for some women to get the feeling that the weight has been lifted if only for a few minutes is a great relief both physical and mentally to expecting mothers. Also using the arms and legs is also good on the cardio system as well. Other simple exercises that can be used are low pressure aerobics and or yoga. Exercise such as these are good for stretching the muscles that will be used in the laboring process. Jessie is my postpartum mother. She is 6 weeks after delivery of a healthy baby, and wants to continue her exercising process without hurting herself or neglecting that baby. As...
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