No. But for most healthy moms-to-be who do not have any pregnancy-related problems, exercise is a safe and valuable habit. Even so, before exercising during pregnancy talk to your doctor or midwife. She will be able to suggest a fitness plan that is safe for your spouse.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, getting a doctor’s advice is important for both women who exercise before pregnancy and for those who’d like to start a fitness routine.
Women with the follow problems may not be able to exercise during pregnancy:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Severe diabetes
- Thyroid disease
- Seizure disorder
- Persistent bleeding in the second or third trimester
- Complications with past pregnancies
- Premature labor Pregnancy related high blood pressure
- What Type of Exercise is best During Pregnancy?
- What Guidelines should my spouse follow?
- How Will I know if my spouse is overdoing it?
- How can I help my wife prepare her Body for Labor and Delivery?
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