Now that you are pregnant you will have to take better care of your health. You will want to eat better foods, which will give you lots of vitamins and minerals.
Cutting down on foods that are high in sugar, or that could break down into sugar, is probably a good thing to do, while you are pregnant.
Sometimes when you are pregnant, you can develop a type of diabetes that is called gestational diabetes. You may have never had a problem with too much sugar in your body before, but now that you are pregnant the diabetes is showing up on your blood test.
Cause of Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes will occur when your placenta produces hormones, and the hormones cause your body to resist insulin, that your pancreas produces. Sometimes your pancreas can not make enough insulin to solve this problem.
When your pancreas can not make enough insulin, you will have too much glucose that will remain in your blood. You will usually get gestational diabetes in the second trimester of your pregnancy, if it is going to occur.
Exercising using Pilates
Exercise is a great way to control gestational diabetes, and Pilates can help you with that. You will need to see if you can tighten your pelvic floor, and your abdominal muscles before you begin Pilates.
In Pilates you want to maintain a core that is stable, and if you are not able to tighten your pelvic area, then you may hurt yourself. Always check to see how strong your core stability is, before starting Pilate exercises.
These exercises are done on your hands and knees, which is a comfortable position for you to exercise in when you are pregnant.
To see if Pilates is the right exercise for you, you will need to position yourself on your hands and knees with a level back.
You will need to breath in and out, while you tighten your abdominal pelvic muscles, and at the same time hold your belly button where it feels as if it is going in and then up.
You will want to try to hold this exercise for at least ten seconds. Slowly relax your muscles, after you have performed this exercise. If you are able to do this exercise at least ten times, Pilates will be a good exercise for you.
Yoga breathing is a good way to help you and your baby during pregnancy. Breathing techniques should be done without strain, and in a calm manner. Chest breathing is fairly simple, and will help you to have better oxygen levels.
To try this exercise you will need to lay flat on a comfortable surface. When you inhale try to inhale enough air to fill your rib cage and your lungs. Exhale and let your lungs totally collapse.
Make sure you are only moving your chest. This breathing exercise can be repeated twenty times.
Exercise and the right breathing techniques can really help if you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise routine while you are pregnant.