Diet in Pregnancy: iVillage Pregnancy & Parenting

Is it safe for me to exercise?
For the mom-to-be with a healthy, normal pregnancy, exercise can be very safe. It is very important that all pregnant women seek an okay from their health care provider before embarking on a fitness program. When beginning an exercise program it is important to start slowly and gradually increase your activity level, especially if you have not been exercising regularly. Learn more.

What should I be careful about when exercising during pregnancy?
Even if you have exercised regularly prior to pregnancy, you may find that you need to decrease your level of exercise. Listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable, short of breath or very tired, reduce the intensity of your workout. It is important to take frequent breaks during workouts and limit strenuous exercise when pregnant. Strenuous exercise should be interspersed with low-intensity exercise and rest periods. And, don't forget to drink to thirst. Learn more.

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