Regarding fitness and pregnancy, it’s easy to get caught up in the myths that it’s unhealthy or harmful for women to exercise during pregnancy. It’s understandable to have concerns, especially for women who’ve had difficulty getting pregnant or experienced previous miscarriages. They don’t want to do anything to put their babies at risk.
Unless a pregnant woman has a specific condition or complications, she should most definitely stay physically active throughout her pregnancy for the health of her baby and herself. There have been many studies confirming best practice is for pregnant women to exercise PROPERLY throughout most of the pregnancy, discontinuing only towards the end of the last trimester or in the case of complication.
Let’s examine some important points about exercising during pregnancy to determine if it’s the right course of action for you.