Definitely talk to your doctor. They will often encourage you to continue to get exercise at around the level that you were before you go pregnant, but usually will have you cut out abdominal exercises. And you shouldn't be doing squatting exercises either. Like I said, check with your doc and if you can, talk to a personal trainer to help you develop a workout routine to keep you healthy. A female one would be best, especially one that has studied in this area. I had a great gal when I was preggers with my first and she showed me exercises that I never knew even existed that were great for me.
Also, after baby is born, I suggest walking. With my first I would put her in a carrier and would walk on a reasonably paced treadmill while hubby did his workouts. She was very fussy at night and I would go downstairs and walk with her for up to 2 hours at a time. She always would fall asleep and I was in shape!
at 7:31 AM on Dec. 16, 2010