Sport and pregnancy
What exercise can you do when you're pregnant:
These are the top four ideal sports
women and if you don't have any particular complications, you can do sport
right throughout your pregnancy
is strongly recommended to strengthen joints, improve circulation in your legs, stimulate breathing and can even help your body cope with labour.
where you're at risk of falling (cycling
, horse riding, skiing, etc.), and only do Exercise
in moderation. If you weren't previously active then seek medical advice before taking up Aquaerobics
and take your walking and yoga
session easily at first.
"I'm 7 months pregnant
and I go Swimming
twice a week. After 20 minutes of backstroke, I go to an aquaerobics
class that's held specially for pregnant
woman. As well as doing me the world of good, I've met other expectant mums there who have become friends!"
See also: Exercise and pregnancy