Many pregnant women experience slight swelling, known as edema, during pregnancy. You may notice this swelling in the skin around your ankles, causing a puffy appearance. Studies show that moderate exercise in water improves circulation and helps reduce edema.
CONDITION YOUR BODY FOR BIRTH
Bringing a baby into the word requires physical effort. A strong abdominal area helps facilitate the pushing stage of labor and aids in relieving lower back discomfort. Improving your stamina and endurance will help your body perform well during labor and delivery.
ALLEVIATE JOINT STRESS
The added weight you gain during pregnancy can create stress on your joints. While exercising on land may increase the discomfort of aches and pains in your knees, ankles and hips, the water reduces the impact of exercise. The buoyant effect of water surrounding your body can help cushion your movements and provide support, easing the excess weight caused by your growing baby.
REGAIN YOUR PRE-PREGNANCY SHAPE
Staying fit during pregnancy helps you maintain a healthy weight, keeping you from gaining excessive amounts of fat during this time. The low-impact effect of water exercise helps you burn calories without causing injury. By improving your muscular posture, core strength and balance you will makes your everyday activities much easier. Keeping your muscles toned and conditioned during your pregnancy can help you quickly return to your regular exercise routine after the delivery of your baby. Upper body strength training helps Mom maintain correct posture and in postpartum to carry the baby and or baby equipment. Lower body strength training helps alleviate the pregnancy "waddle walk", and with the improved circulation by being in the water, you will lower the chances of varicose veins.