Safe exercise for pregnancy

October 30, 2018

Q: Are there specific types of physical activity that you believe are safe to be recommended to most pregnant women?

 A: If you want to talk about the lowest common denominator for safety, walking and swimming are awesome. Dancing with a spouse, or any low impact movement exercise that gets the heart rate up and they enjoy would be beneficial and have minimal risk. Strengthening would be great too, and there are lots of appropriate, basic strengthening exercises that can be accomplished by most ‘safely’. But if we had to take it to brass tacks, if everybody could at least walk that would be “safe” and it would help them maintain mobility, some cardiovascular health and some activity baseline to help them get through the pregnancy and optimize recovery.


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