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Your pregnancy activity goals

It seems today like there is a specially-branded "pregnancy" everything - "pregnancy" yoga, "pregnancy" pilates, "pregnancy" swimming, "pregnancy" roller derby - OK, maybe not that one... but suffice it to say healthcare providers and moms truly understand the importance of staying active during pregnancy, for your health and Baby's.

Why do I have an activity goal?

Staying active is so important during pregnancy that if you don't even know, you don't even know. Getting enough exercise provides a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Helps pace a proper weight gain for you and Baby
  • Can help manage or prevent symptoms like swelling, constipation, and headaches
  • Makes you healthier overall, which makes Baby healthier too!

Your goals

Ovia has established your default workout goals based on expert consultations and clinical guidelines:

  Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Avg. Activity 10,000 steps 10,000 steps 10,000 steps
Workouts/week 4 4 4
Time 20 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes

Remember, everybody is different, so these goals may seem too conservative for some, and too strenuous for others - the most important thing is getting the amount of activity that's right for you, so consult your healthcare provider if you need some help!

Read more
  • Committee on Obstetric Practice. "Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Committee Opinion Number 267." ACOG. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1/2/2015. Web.
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