What’s Safe And Unsafe When It Comes To Staying Fit During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, you may wonder whether it’s safe to still exercise or not. Years ago, the answer would’ve been, “no”. In fact ,you would’ve been urged to engage in as little activity as possible. But today, it’s different. Exercise during pregnancy actually has a positive impact on both mom and the baby. Here are some very important tips on exercising during pregnancy.

Please note that you should always consult with your doctor before starting a new workout program.

Abdominal Workouts

Yes, it is safe to engage in abdominal workouts during pregnancy. By spending your pregnancy strengthening your entire core and your pelvic floor, you’ll help make labor, delivery and recovery better. It will also help with posture problems.

Running During Pregnancy

As long as you feel okay, you are safe to continue running during pregnancy. Just remember as your pregnancy progresses, you won’t be able to compete with your pre-pregnancy running achievements.

Risky Exercises

There are some exercises that can be considered a little risky during pregnancy. For instance, biking, skiing, or any contact sport like soccer can be dangerous to engage in during pregnancy.

For Moms Who’ve Never Exercised Before

If you’ve never exercised before getting pregnant, this isn’t the time to start a full blown program. You can, however, do some light exercises like walking, swimming and light stretches.

Also keep in mind that if you start to experience any vaginal bleeding, uterine contractions, muscle weakness, dizziness, chest pain, short breath, or fluid leaking from the vagina, stop exercising, and call a doctor immediately.

READ MORE: Exercise During Pregnancy: Myth vs. Fact


Jessica E. Williams

Jessica is a fun-loving free spirit. She's a writer that covers all sorts of genres. In her spare time, she's enjoying her family and contemplating the deeper meaning of life.

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