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Pregnancy and Exercise

"Staying active and having regular exercise in pregnancy offers a lot of benefits. Regular exercise will help you keep fit and help avoid pregnancy complications like preeclampsia and diabetes. Exercise will also help you keep your weight gain under control and can shorten labour." This article by Yvette Barton gives useful advice and tips for exercising whil pregnant.

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Pregnancy and Exercise

Staying active and having regular exercise in pregnancy offers a lot of benefits. Regular exercise will help you keep fit and help avoid pregnancy complications like preeclampsia and diabetes. Exercise will also help you keep your weight gain under control and can shorten labour.

There are many benefits associated with staying active and having regular exercise in pregnancy. These include:

The level of exercise you can do depends on your fitness level prior to pregnancy. So, if you ran frequently before you found out you were pregnant, and you don’t have any pregnancy complications, there’s no reason why you should stop as long as you do some sensible modifications to your training program. Make sure you talk to your midwife or doctor about exercise and pregnancy. Not all exercises are suitable for pregnant women – so seek professional advice early.

General Guidelines: