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From how much exercise is recommended, to when to stop, what to avoid and how to work out in each trimester, here’s everything you need to know about exercising during pregnancy.
By Charlotte Thomas, freelance contributor.
For most mums-to-be, it’s perfectly safe to keep exercising and enjoying your favourite workouts and sports. Staying fit and healthy has some great benefits for both you and your baby, and could mean you’re less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour, too.
Is it safe to exercise when pregnant?
Absolutely. “As long as you have the go-ahead from your medical team, then not only is it safe to exercise when you’re pregnant, it’s recommended,” says Dr Brooke Vandermolen, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctor and blogger at The OBGYN Mum, who exercised regularly during both her pregnancies.
Exercise will help you adapt to your changing shape and ensure you’re strong