A non-government organization in Rwanda has launched exercise sessions for pregnant women in the capital of Kigali.
Thousands of women attended the event as they expressed their satisfaction upon completion on its first day.
Authorities have hailed the programme saying it’s beneficial to pregnant women not only in Rwanda but all over the world.
The notion by many that pregnant women should rest and perform household chores was discussed with the organizers terming it unhealthy.
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Nelson Mukasa who works for the NGO spoke to BBC saying that it is risky for them to stay at home with no physical activity.
Many of the women expressed how tired they were after the exercise but they were happy to be working out with other women.
They also expressed the excitement about feeling their baby’s movement and relaxation afterward.
Men have been called upon to accompany their women to the programme as a way of motivating them
Also conducted on the women was a medical checkup to confirm their blood pressure, glycemia and providing health education.