In fact, there is evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.
If you have not exercised routinely then you should begin with no more than 15 minutes of continuous exercise, three times per week, increasing gradually to daily 30-minute sessions. Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise (sport, running, yoga, dancing, or even walking to the shops and back) for as long as you feel comfortable.
However, don't exhaust yourself. You may need to slow down as your pregnancy progresses or if your maternity team advises you to. Always seek their advice!
If you weren't active before you got pregnant, don't suddenly take up strenuous exercise. As a general rule, you should be able to hold a conversation as you exercise when pregnant. If you become breathless as you talk, then you're probably exercising too strenuously.
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