Exercise helps you to stay healthy while you are pregnant.

Talk to your provider about how to exercise while you are pregnant.

Exercise can help you:

  • Have stronger muscles for birth.
  • Have more energy.
  • Be in a better mood.
  • Lower your stress.
  • Prevent too much weight gain.
  • Ease leg cramps and backaches.
  • Help with constipation.

Even a few minutes of stretching each day can make you feel better and stronger. Try things like swimming, housecleaning, yard work, or a combination of these activities.

Try to exercise for 30 minutes every day. Drink plenty of water before and after you exercise.

Stop exercising if you feel:

  • Pain.
  • Dizziness.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Uterine cramps like when you get your period.
  • Contractions (your stomach gets tight and hard).

You can dance anywhere!

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You can take a yoga class or practice with a yoga video.


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Walk for 30 minutes a day. You can walk to the park, to the store, or to the bus stop.