Exercising While Pregnant

Exercising during pregnancy helps prevent gestational diabetes, reduces back pain and helps ease constipation. It is recommended that you exercise at least 150 hours a week. If you are new to exercising, take it slow and gradually increase your activity. If you were active before pregnancy you may continue to do the same types of exercises that you did before pregnancy. Drink plenty of water before, during and after your workouts and avoid dehydration and overheating. 

It is recommended that you avoid:

  • Contact sports that would cause you to injure your abdomen (ice hockey. Basketball, soccer, boxing)

  • Skydiving

  • Hot yoga

  • Scuba diving

  • Horseback riding, skiing, surfing

For more information:

Exercise During Pregnancy FAQs

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