Is Exercise Safe for all Pregnant Women?

No. But for most healthy moms-to-be who do not have any pregnancy-related problems, exercise is a safe and valuable habit. Even so, before exercising during pregnancy talk to your doctor or midwife. She will be able to suggest a fitness plan that is safe for you. Getting a doctor’s advice is important for both women who exercise before pregnancy and for those who’d like to start a fitness routine.

Women with the follow problems may not be able to exercise during pregnancy:

  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • obesity
  • severe diabetes
  • thyroid disease
  • seizure disorder
  • persistent bleeding in the second or third trimester
  • complications with past pregnancies
  • premature labor
  • pregnancy related high blood pressure