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Safe Exercise in Pregnancy

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

Pregnancy and Exercise

There is so much confusion and uncertainty around safe exercise in pregnancy… What can you do, what should you avoid, and how often should you do it?

But it need not be this confusing, so here is everything you should know.

Pregnancy Exercise Stretches

So, first of all let’s debunk the biggest question:

Is it safe to exercise in pregnancy?

YES! There are a small number of conditions in which you may be advised otherwise so check with your midwife or obstetrician first.

But not only is it considered safe it is highly recommended. The UK Government guidance and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week during pregnancy. It is also advised to do muscle strengthening exercises twice per week.

But what if you haven’t exercised before?

No problem you CAN absolutely start during pregn