Exercise and pregnancy

Exercise and pregnancy

According to experts, gentle exercise during pregnancy can help to keep themselves and their baby healthy, however heavy exercises should be avoided.

Staying active and fit during pregnancy will help you to adapt your shape and weight gain. It will also help labour and recover your shape after childbirth.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Midwives often advise to keep active during pregnancy. This has many health benefits for mum and baby. Staying fit prepares the body for the stresses of pregnancy and birth and helps control weight gain.

Swimming and walking are among the best activities pregnant women can do.

A study published in journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that pre-pregnant body mass index and weight gain in pregnancy are important predictors of a baby’s birth weight.