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Being pregnant is physically demanding in itself so having a reasonable level of fitness throughout your pregnancy is a good idea – but as with anything to do with this time of your life, there are caveats.
But the general rule of thumb – backed by research – shows exercise while expecting is not only safe, but beneficial, too.
The benefits of physical activity while pregnant include:
Always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.
However, there are obviously certain certain exercises that are not recommended during pregnancy. And as each woman’s pregnancy is different, any more vigorous fitness plans should always be discussed with your medical professional.
The following information is provided as a guide for mums or mums-to-be. It does not replace your family doctor or obstetrician in any way.
Balance and coordination during pregnancy
Relaxin and joint health
Your joints relax during pregnancy, which increases the risk of injury. Listen to your body.
Things to look out for when exercising while pregnant
If you decide to exercise during pregnancy, which is completely okay if you’re happy with the decision, there are several warning signs to be aware of. If any of the following present during exercise, the activity must be discontinued:
If you’re ready to get back into some exercise have had a six-week check-up, and discussed your plans with your health professionals then you are ready to gradually reintroduce a more normal pre-pregnancy exercise regime.