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Are you exercising too hard?

Use the "talk test" as a yardstick for how vigorously to exercise. Here's how it works: While you exercise, you should be able to talk without losing your breath. If you're not sure whether you're exercising too hard, try singing "Happy Birthday." If you can't make it all the way through, slow down. If you experience any alarming symptoms, such as shortness of breath, bleeding, light-headedness, or chest pain, call your doctor.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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