According to fitness experts, pregnant women should definitely keep working out, but they should be careful about choosing pregnancy-friendly modifications for some moves. Jennifer Forrester, a fitness guru who knows a thing or two about the relationship between pregnancy and fitness, believes that during pregnancy, women should aim to switch up their workouts every trimester.
She's partial to push-ups, which put the focus on the upper body—she just suggests modifying it for each stage of your pregnancy.
"Push-ups are one of those exercises that you may not love in the moment, but you will love the results that this exercise can give you," Forrester says. "I would say that push-ups are a consistent component of my workouts. They are not only great for your chest, but they also do an incredible job of strengthening your core, triceps, and shoulders. I encourage you to start working on your push-ups and track your progress to see how many you can do in a row over time."