>
>
>
First Trimester
Body changes in pregnancy: 12 tips for pregnancy body beauty
  
Sport and pregnancy
In this article

Sport and pregnancy


What exercise can you do when you're pregnant:

These are the top four ideal sports for pregnant women and if you don't have any particular complications, you can do sport right throughout your pregnancy.

Exercise is strongly recommended to strengthen joints, improve circulation in your legs, stimulate breathing and can even help your body cope with labour.

Avoid sports 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 or swimming and take your walking and yoga session easily at first.

Gill, 34: "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


Parenting Editor
15/04/2012
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Quiz: Which X Factor Judge Are You?This Week's Coronation Street Spoilers
Christmas Wish List: Sofeminine's Festive FavouritesLondon Street Style 2014: Autumn Layering
Latest… 30/01/2015
Parenting News
Guides
Videos
10 Reactions People Have When You Tell Them You're Preggo
8 Real Life Struggles Every Woman Has During Pregnancy
Mood Swings Every Mum-to-Be Will Have During Pregnancy
7 Reasons Why You'll Definitely Be a Cool Mum
All Parenting news
Weight gain during pregnancy
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: The effects on your baby
First signs of teething: How to spot and soothe
Everything you need to know about your waters breaking
See all Parenting guides
First Aid For Parents - could you save your child's life?
See all Parenting videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...