Exercise & Pregnancy

Exercise & Pregnancy 2017-09-01T21:10:20+00:00

For most women with an uncomplicated pregnancy, exercise is healthy, enjoyable and recommended. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes five days per week.

Avoid

  • Sudden forceful contact sports (i.e. football, soccer, hockey, basketball and baseball)
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ice skating
  • Gymnastics
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain climbing
  • Water skiing
  • Scuba diving

Recommended Activities

  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Water aerobics
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Cross country skiing
  • Low impact aerobics
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Weight training – if done carefully.  Joints and ligaments change during pregnancy due to hormone changes.  You are at a slightly increased risk of injuring yourself while pregnant.