Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Exercise can help strengthen muscles used in labor and delivery, while generating more energy and lessening some of the discomforts of pregnancy.  Acceptable exercises should be determined individually, based on your health and how active you were before you became pregnant.  Pregnancy is not a good time to take up a new, strenuous sport, but if you were active before, you can continue your routines within reason.  Women’s OB-GYN recommends limiting exertion to about 2/3 of what you could do before pregnancy.  Consult your provider regarding any further questions.

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