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What's a risky exercise during pregnancy?

Though moms-to-be do need to stay active to best facilitate Baby’s healthy growth and development, not all pregnancy exercises were created equal. It’s important to understand the difference between safe, and not-so-safe exercise so that you make your exercise beneficial for Baby, and not put her at risk.

What makes an exercise risky?

When evaluating an exercise for pregnancy-risk, there are a few important criteria to consider:

What are some risky exercises?

The bottom line

Getting enough exercise during pregnancy is a great way to stay as healthy as possible for you and Baby, but it’s important that the risks of your exercise do not outweigh the benefits, so it’s a good idea to ask your healthcare provider about any exercise you wish to do when you’ve got a bun in your oven.

Reviewed by Dr. Jamie Lo
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