Your Exercise Routine

Although you may not feel like hitting the gym, exercise during pregnancy is important for both you and baby.

During the 1st trimester, you can continue to exercise as you did before you conceived, provided you clear it with your doctor. If it feels like too much, slow down. This is not the time to do a no-pain, no-gain exercise routine, particularly if you have morning sickness. Fatigue may slow you down too. Listen to your body: If you feel worn out by a workout that usually invigorates you, tone it down a bit. Make a point to always drink water before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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