Safe Exercise for Each Trimester

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Exercise is a safe and important activity for expectant mothers. It can help relieve low back pain, decrease your fatigue, shorten your labor, and lead to a quicker post-partum recovery! If you are considering exercising during your pregnancy, you may find yourself wondering which exercises are safe for your ever expanding mid-section.

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In the following, you will find examples of great exercises for each trimester as well as some important safety tips. Remember to check with your physician before adding any new exercises to your routine!

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  1. Avatar of Rosa Rosa says:

    im trying yoga for preg ppl seems to help

  2. Yeah sounds good if I can do anything high risk.

  3. Avatar of Lynna Lynna says:

    Hmm, yoga wouldnt have thought that?

  4. Avatar of joyce joyce says:

    I am on bed rest so there is not a whole lot I can do. I try to walk at least 20 minutes every day. If I am able to walk longer do.

  5. Avatar of Andraya Andraya says:

    Very helpful article

  6. Avatar of Dario Dario says:

    She’s mad she can’t play basketball or softball..she stop weeks ago

  7. Avatar of Marina Marina says:

    Great information

  8. Avatar of monette3 monette3 says:

    Good tip about the loosening joints in the second trimester!

  9. Avatar of Masechaba Masechaba says:

    the information is helpful, thank you everyday family.

  10. Avatar of MissTK MissTK says:

    I MUST work out more and be more active. I have planned out activities for the next couple months and I am looking forward to it.

  11. Avatar of Aimee Aimee says:

    What would be a heart rate that would be too high during the second and third trimester?

  12. GREAT ADVICE! THIS IS MY SECOND PREGNANCY, AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY MY BODY IS REACTTING ALOT DIFFERENT THEN MY FIRST. SO I’M TRYING TO LEARN MORE AND MORE EACH DAY. THANKS

  13. I really do not remember any one saying I needed to exercise. I know that no activity is bad, and too much is bad, but I did not know I had to make a separate effort. I lived in the country, so maybe the hill and dale of things count.

  14. Avatar of Nallely15 Nallely15 says:

    21 weeks.. and still got a long way to go, but staying strong!!

  15. Avatar of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    26 weeks and still going strong…………..

  16. Avatar of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    i am going on 25 weeks and still continue to jog, slower than at first, but still strong. and I walk as much as possible. can’t wait to get outside to do so now that the weather is getting warmer. LOVE spring/summer babies!

  17. I mostly just do streches

  18. Avatar of hannah83 hannah83 says:

    Right now I feel well enough to exercise. I couldn’t even think about until I was 16 weeks because the morning sickness was so bad. Right now I am doing Yoga.

  19. This is outdated information. Research now shows keeping your heart rate below 140 bpms is not necessary.

  20. I try and walk as much as i can but being in Pennsylvania during this time of year its getting kind of cold.

  21. Avatar of kandi kandi says:

    Lol I love walking

  22. i walk a lot with my 2 yr old son and it doesnt seem to make a difference with my weight :(

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