Stop-Exercising-in-PregnancyThe Department of Health and Human Services of the United States recommends that healthy pregnant women get at least 2 ½ hours each week aerobic. This means that most pregnant women should try to get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on most days. Examples of aerobic exercise: walking, swimming and dancing. Be sure to read about the exercises you should do during pregnancy and check with your health care provider before starting a routine.

Stay in shape, but if you experience any of the following symptoms, stop exercising and contact your doctor immediately:

  •      vaginal bleeding
  •      Difficulty breathing before exercise
  •      Dizziness
  •      Headache
  •      Chest pain
  •      Weakness in muscles
  •      Pain or swelling in the calves
  •      Decreased fetal movement
  •      Vaginal Discharge