Prenatal, exercising during pregnancy

Vicki works with you during your pregnancy and will give you advice on the best ways to exercise when pregnant. Regular exercise during pregnancy can prepare your body for labour and the demands of a new baby. Caring for a newborn can be stressful and physically demanding, so it helps to be fit and strong.

If you were sedentary before conceiving you may need to modify your existing exercise program or choose a suitable new exercise program. Suggestions for exercise during pregnancy include walking, swimming and supervised classes such as yoga or pilates. Pelvic floor exercises are also important during and after pregnancy.

Even if you do not regularly take exercise you can start exercising very gently when you get pregnant. This can be in the form of walking or swimming. You will also need to be aware of those exercises you can and can not do during different trimesters of your pregnancy.