If you exercise during pregnancy you can ensure that your baby is healthy – from having a healthy birth weight to having a lower risk of many illnesses and complications. Exercising during pregnancy can also ensure that your birthing process is smoother and without complications.

If you do not exercise and maintain a healthy weight when you are pregnant your baby may be at a higher risk of being overweight and having heart complications. There’s also a higher chance that your baby can develop illnesses such as type two diabetes.

Many women may be nervous to exercise when they are pregnant – so make sure to consult your doctor before you try any new kind of physical activity, however many activities are pregnancy approved, including:
– walking
– yoga
– light weight lifting
– pilates

For more benefits of exercising during pregnancy, click here.

What types of exercises did you do during your pregnancy?