When should I stop exercising whilst I am pregnant?

This is a bit of a tricky one to answer and it depends upon your pre-pregnancy fitness levels.  If you are used to impact exercise then you should start to slow things down during your 2nd trimester to allow for your growing baby and the softening of your ligaments (due to relaxin hormone).  You can however, continue with low impact and gentle aerobic exercise as you feel able.

You must always stop exercising and seek advice from your midwife or doctor if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Contractions or signs of early labour
  • Not felt the baby moving as much
  • Waters break
  • Calf pain (could be a sign of Deep Vein Thrombosis)
  • Persistent bleeding in the 2nd or 3rd trimester
  • Low lying placenta (Placenta Previa) after 26 weeks of pregnancy

Remember:  If in doubt, get checked out!

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