Women are often unsure on what type of exercise and how much they can do during pregnancy, but it’s natural to worry. NHS guidelines encourage women to exercise when pregnant to help you adapt to your changing shape and weight. It is recommended you have at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, moderate being a level you could maintain a conversation easily.
Clinical Pilates and Yoga provides a safe, low impact and fun way to maintain your fitness levels and keep active for almost everyone who is pregnant. Try to Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise (sport, walking, running, yoga,) for as long as you feel comfortable, but make sure it is the right form of exercise for you. Exercise is not dangerous for your baby – there is even some evidence that suggests active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour. However if you were not active before pregnancy, you need to take more care when introducing exercise, but it doesn’t mean you can’t start.