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Exercising While Pregnant

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 16 Jun 2020

Exercising While Pregnant

If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal – it is safe to continue or start regular physical activity. There have been many offers of online workouts, which may be appropriate for you to try.

The minimum recommendation for pregnant women to exercise is 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, which equates to a minimum of 30 minutes most days. Moderate intensity means you are moving enough to raise your heart rate and sweat.

Exercise may reduce your risk of complications such as gestational diabetes and pre eclampsia and has additional benefits such as reducing back pain, easing constipation and maintaining a healthy weight.

Women who have never exercised pre-pregnancy are recommended to start with some low impact exercise and gradually work up to 30 minutes a day.

What exercise can you do in isolation?

Walking, stationary cycling, low impact aerobics, strength training, modified yoga or Pilates, and if you have the luxury of a private pool – swimming!

Melbourne Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy offers pre and postnatal classes, which are suitable for you through pregnancy until you give birth, and can be recommenced from six weeks postpartum!