N for Necessary Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise during Pregnancy

Congrats for your pregnancy dear. How are feeling now? I know you’re a little bit nervous and confuse about many dos and don’t and exercise during pregnancy is one of them. We’re discussing some important points about Necessary Exercise during Pregnancy, hope that’ll work for you.

Is it’s safe to do Exercise during Pregnancy?

Yes, absolutely it’s safe to do exercise during pregnancy if you don’t have a complicated pregnancy. But before starting you should consult your doctor. Most of the moderate-intensity exercises are safe as long as you don’t overdo them and perform as per your body bearable capacity. If you do exercise before pregnancy, then can continue with it, but before change it moderate activity mode.

How exercise Help during Pregnancy?

exercise during pregnancy helps you stay fit and healthy. It’ll help to reduce stress, pregnancy discomfort, control blood sugar (may prevent gestational diabetes) and blood pressure level and strengthen your body for delivery. It also lowers the risk of pre-term delivery, missed or threatened abortion or low birth weight.

how much exercise is too much during pregnancy?

WHO recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week during pregnancy.

What exercises are considered safe during pregnancy?

As I said exercise during pregnancy is safe, if you don’t overdo them and perform as per your body bearable capacity. I always recommend my patients to go for brisk walking in first three months as its risk of abortion maximum in first three months. Apart from this, you can go for moderate aerobic exercise like swimming during pregnancy. If you do exercise before pregnancy, then can continue with it, but before change it to moderate activity mode. But before starting you should consult your doctor.

Who Should Not do Exercise During Pregnancy?

If you have a complicated pregnancy or have a bad obstetrical history of miscarriages or getting pregnant at late stage or suffering from diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, asthma etc. if you are finding it uncomfortable during exercise, or complaint vaginal bleeding, breathlessness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, chest pain then you should immediately stop doing exercise and  consult your doctor before doing it.

Tips to follow during exercise session?

Wear loose clothes, workout in airy comfortable space. Don’t eat one hour before and after exercise. Drink water. Please be cautious with the surface. Stop if you are not feeling well and dehydrated. Don’t overdo.

How soon can I join my exercise routine post delivery?

My suggestion to enjoy your motherhood till next 6 months and your body recover to the fullest. But this doesn’t mean that you are completely at bed rest. Morning brisk walks can do wonders sometimes 🙂


  • DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.

26 Replies to “N for Necessary Exercise during Pregnancy”

  1. I rested my body almost a year before doing any excercise, thats after a c section though

    1. Yes C-section required precaution while doing exercise and they should avoid it for the at least 1 year

  2. Exercise is so important isn’t it? Today it’s promoted much more strongly than it was back in my pregnant days (30 years ago) all those yummy mummies have made keeping in shape throughout pregnancy something that has now become the norm.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    1. Yes it’s thanks 🙂

  3. I took prenatal yoga classes and used to walk brsikly till my last day before delivery. I also worked full time till the last day. My pregnancy was uncomplicated though, i used to gym before that regularly but switched to walking and yoga when i was pregnant. Now i am back to vigorous gymming 5 days a week again

    1. That’s very cool that you deal with Pregnancy so well and like you said exercise keeps you comfortable and healthy. Thanks for sharing ?

  4. I confess even I did not know the answer to this… good to know. Sharing!

    Renee Hendrix and all the nurses around you

    1. Thanks ?

  5. I could not workout during pregnancy, because I was on bed rest. However, I did not gain any weight 😉

    Although, you have a superb article!

    1. That’s very good ? thanks

  6. This was the biggest mistake I did juggling 23 hrs of work and home until the day of delivery I ruined my health. Wish everyone gets timely advice.

    1. Ohh I can understand, yes woman should learn not to ignore her health. Thanks ?

  7. You sure do offer great information for the mommy to be! Your blogs are so thorough.

    1. Thanks ?

  8. I began exercising while pregnant and soon after delivery. I have thus had some good BMI and never become obese. Nice tips Bushra!

    1. thanks 🙂

  9. This should be helpful for many because most of people recommend no exercise despite of the fact that it actually keeps you healthy. It’s one of those things you hear but never research to know the truth. So yeah, really helpful 🙂

    1. Thanks ?

  10. I started walking from 6 months after delivery. It’s the best way to start getting back in shape.Very good post Dr.Bushra

  11. Good tips, there, Dr. Bushra. I don’t plan to get married, so probably won’t ever get pregnant. But it is always good to learn, right?
    Btw, I’m lagging behind even more. But will catch up. Do visit my N post.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

    1. Thanks ?

  12. It’s always confusing isn’t it? Some asks you to do exercise for a normal delivery, some asks you for a complete bed rest. This is great information!
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    1. thanks 🙂

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