Yes. The rule of thumb is that 15 minutes of exercise in your last months of pregnancy is equal to an hour of exertion when not pregnant.
So take it easy, but continue to get daily walks - out in the fresh air is best. And keep in mind that you are working HARD even when you are sleeping ! So feel free to delegate tasks to your husband, or to leave them undone.
Your bodily health and good energy level are IMPORTANT for keeping up the nourishment of your baby !
When the baby is born, there'll be 2 weeks of major re-organization from the womb to producing breastmilk, and things won't be completely in place for another 4 weeks. So plan to take it easy for those 1st 6 weeks, too ! In our society, these very real needs of a new mother are often overlooked - even by herself. Peace and quiet (meaning visitors stay away except for the briefest of conversations) and warmth and good nourishment are crucial for newborn AND mother !
at 12:12 PM on Jan. 31, 2010