20Pregnant Women Aren’t Supposed To Overwork Themselves
Chinese women who are pregnant are encouraged to take it easy whenever they can. They are not pushed to work too hard. For example, they are not supposed to do strenuous workouts, even though there is evidence that exercise is beneficial to pregnant women. Chinese moms-to-be may be reluctant to
exercise, because they are told by doctors and others that intense workouts may hurt their unborn babies, bring about premature deliveries and trigger miscarriages.
Some expectant Chinese mothers keep their exercise routines private to avoid disapproval. One woman lifted weights while pregnant, even though swimming and yoga are more socially acceptable.