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Eat and Exercise for Two – Is Exercise Safe for All Pregnant Women?

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 16-01-2007

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
  • Obesity
  • 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

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