Exercise During Pregnancy

If you are healthy and experiencing a normal pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy can be very beneficial for both you and your baby. But first, talk to your doctor about any exercise you have been doing and want to continue or want to start.

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercising regularly may:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that pregnant women get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. Moderate intensity is enough to raise your heartbeat and make you start to sweat, but you should still be able to talk normally. Examples of safe exercises for pregnant women include:

Activities to Avoid During Pregnancy

Although exercise is good for you, you should avoid activities that put you at risk for injury, such as:

Warning Signs

Stop exercising and call your doctor if you experience any of these:

While exercise during pregnancy is beneficial, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting something new or continuing your pre-pregnancy workout regimen.

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