Plasma volume increases by 40-50% as pregnancy progresses. The elevated diaphragm and increased blood volume displace the apical impulse upward and laterally. Innocent midsystolic murmurs are common, best heard at the upper left sternal border. Splitting of the second heart sound is normal. Occasionally, a systolic-diastolic bruit is audible over the breast or over the gravid uterus, signifying flow through a functional arteriovenous shunt. Blood pressure (especially diastolic) tends to fall in early pregnancy and rise to prepregnancy levels toward term.
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How Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart or alternatively you can sit on a stability ball. to do Taking one dumbbell in both hands, raise it above your head and slowly bring it down behind it you. Don’t let the dumbbell touch your back during the repetition. If you can’t complete the prescribed number of repetitions in the schedule, that’s OK. Do as many as you can and don’t beat yourself up about it. Take a brief rest and then resume until you finish. The more you do these things, the easier it will get. Alternative ExercisesSo what if you don’t have a stability ball or a pair of dumbbells? Plenty of objects in your house (or hotel room) work fine as substitutes. The side of a bed or a sofa can serve as alternative equipment when you don’t have a stability ball. You can prop your feet up on these items to achieve elevation, so a rather routine set of pushups could be made more interesting by elevating every other set.