Exercise is almost always a great way to keep your body fit, gain some energy, and stay healthy during pregnancy....
Exercise is almost always a great way to keep your body fit, gain some energy, and stay healthy during pregnancy. However, exercise during pregnancy can be dangerious for women who experience certain health conditions. The March of Dimes and The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists say that if you're experiencing any of the following conditions during pregnancy you shouldn't exercise without first talking with your health care provider:
- Heart or lung disease
- Cervical incompetence: If you have this condition it means your cervix is too weak to hold your developing baby and you end up dilating prematurely.
- Preterm labor (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy)
- Multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets or more) at risk for preterm labor
- Frequent vaginal bleeding at 4-9 months of pregnancy
- Placenta previa