Arm Exercises for Pregnant Women

Although there are several arm exercises available for pregnant women, many worry about the safety of exercising while pregnant. However, as long as you take care to avoid lifting anything too heavy, avoid exercises that compromise your balance, and be sure to take many breaks, exercising while pregnant can be very beneficial, both physically and mentally. So if you want your arms to look great in all those cute maternity shirts, these arm exercises for pregnant women can tone them up in no time.

Flying Arm Exercise
Begin by lifting both arms over your head. Your palms should face one another and your arms should be as straight as possible. Hold this pose for about 20-30 seconds, then slowly lower your arms to the sides of your body. To make this exercise a bit more challenging, consider adding weights.

Shoulder Lateral Raises
Sit on the edge of a chair with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. With a pair of weights, raise your arms so that your palms are facing inwards by your hips. Bend your elbows a bit and lift your arms so that your elbows reach about the height of your shoulders. Lower your arms back to your hips, then repeat.

Bicep Curls
Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart., Hold a pair of weights in your hands down below your hips, with your palms forward and your wrists straight. While keeping your elbows close to your body, lift both arms up in front of you until the weights are just above the height of the elbow. Then lower your arm back down to its original position and repeat.