Should I exercise when I’m pregnant?
- Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength conditioning exercise before, during and after pregnancy.
- Physical activity in pregnancy has minimal risk and have been shown to benefit most women, although some modification to their exercise routine may be necessary because of normal anatomic and physiological changes and fetal requirements
- Gestational weight gain control (Santaella et al., 2020; Nacimento et al., 2012)
- Limits weight gain in overweight or obese pregnant women (Sui et al., 2012)
- Reduces risk of pre-clampsia/gestational hypertension (Sanaella et al., 2020
- Reduces risk of gestational diabetes (Bianchi et al., 2020; Han et al.,2012)
- Reduces symptoms of depression (Tardiff, 2020; Robledo-Colonia et al., 2012)
- Prevention of low back pain (van Benten et al., 2014)
- Higher cardiorespiratory fitness (Nascimento et al., 2012)
- Improves sleep (Hollenbach et al., 2013)
There are many potential benefits on why you should exercise during pregnancy and thanks to the experts, they’ve done all the research. So start taking your unborn little cutie for a walk or join us for some pilates.
ACOG Physical activities and exercise during pregnancy and postpartum period, number 650, December 2015)
Exercise can lead to change in lifestyle and social benefits. If you need a little bit of help in which direction you should go, book in for a one on one physio type pilates exercises.