7 Smart Ways to Exercise Safely During Pregnancy

Working out is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy. Here, ob-gyn Elizabeth Pryor, MD, shares how to make sure you stay safe as you get active.

Get your doctor's approval

For most women with uncomplicated pregnanies, there's no reason why you can't lace up your sneakers and hit the gym (gently) throughout pregnancy. But in some cases -- like women at risk of preterm labor or who have other pregnancy conditions -- your doctor may advise against working out or may have you limit your activity. Be sure to get your ob-gyn's OK for your workout routine once you learn you're expecting.

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