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Stay Active During Pregnancy: Quick tips

Physical activity is important for everyone, including women who are pregnant. Staying active during pregnancy can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy. It may also help reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy.

If you were already physically active before your pregnancy, it's healthy to keep exercising. If you weren’t physically active before your pregnancy, it’s not too late to start.

Before you start...

Talk to your doctor about getting active during your pregnancy. As long as there isn’t a medical reason for you to avoid physical activity during your pregnancy, you can start or keep doing moderate physical activity.

Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activities.

Follow these tips when you do strengthening exercises.

Avoid high-risk activities.