Maternity Resources

Pregnancy and Hydrotherapy - www.whattoexpect.com

Hydrotherapy is particularly effective during pregnancy because the body's physiological response to water helps improve your circulation, ease your aching back (and feet, knees, you name it), ease the pain of labor and delivery, and generally make you a happier gal.

Read More: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy-and-hydrotherapy.aspx

Water, Exercise, and Pregnancy - www.bostonsportsmed.com

There are four physical properties of water that make it ideal for exercise during pregnancy. Buoyancy eliminates the stress on joints. Hydrostatic pressure helps to increase circulation and reduce leg and ankle swelling. Viscosity and turbulence makes the exercise intensity self regulating. Elevated water temperature is soothing to painful muscles. In the water, a person is able to exercise at a higher intensity and move their body through larger arcs of motion because it is supported. The big surprise is that it is done without pain and it is easy! There are no consequences like those one might experience after exercising on land.

Read More: http://bostonsportsmed.com/water-exercise-and-pregnancy/

Extensive Benefits of Water Therapy During Pregnancy - www.mrdad.com

Water therapy can have many great benefits for pregnant women. Every woman has a different experience during pregnancy, and many women have radically different experiences each time they are pregnant. Typical pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue and body aches can be treated with hydrotherapy, as well as more extreme symptoms such as pain from shifting pelvic muscles. Doctors, mid wives, and birthing centers all agree that water can offer many soothing benefits for pregnant women, but no extremely hot temperatures as it can be harmful to the pregnancy.

Read More: http://www.mrdad.com/blog-2/extensive-benefits-of-water-therapy-during-pregnancy/

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