Exercising regularly during pregnancy will help you feel better, improve your posture and assist in relieving some common pregnancy discomforts, such as back pain and fatigue. Studies show that physical activity during pregnancy can help prevent gestational diabetes, relieve stress and increase the stamina required for childbirth.
Keep up your daily physical exercises (running, yoga, dancing, etc.) for as long as you wish. If you were not active before pregnancy, do not suddenly engage in heavy physical exercises. Instead, start with walking or a simple warm-up for 15-20 minutes a day.
Your baby is surrounded by fluid in an amniotic sac located inside the uterus, surrounded by organs, muscles and your physical body. This creates a fairly safe environment for your baby when you exercise. However, even with this protection, high-impact exercises (e.g. anything where falling or trauma is likely) should be avoided.
If you have health problems such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes, exercise may be undesirable. In this case, consult your doctor for advice.