Exercise in Pregnancy

For the majority of women exercise in pregnancy is not only safe but recommended. Benefits include: limiting weight gain, improving energy, reducing some of the discomforts of pregnancy.  Such as constipation, back aches, trouble sleeping varicose veins and round ligament pain.  It can also reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.

If already engaged in an exercise program, most women can continue this into the second trimester.  If you aren’t exercising regularly, start with low impact activities like walking or swimming. Of course, ask your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.