Exercise is important. Just don't start anything new. Exercise is known to help labor.
Quoting Rebekh1213: I go for walks, but then I spot. . . what does this mean? (I think I am 13 weeks. . . waiting on tests).
I will be 30 weeks pregnant on Tuesday and I have been working out a minimum of 5 days per week with light swimming and walking on the weekends. I lift weights, do ab exercises and cardio still. I think exercising while pregnant is more dependent on your type of pregnancy such as high risk, multiples, history of preterm, etc. but is overall good for you to strengthen your body so you suffer less body aches and can carry the baby easier even after birth, monitor your diet and build up your stamina/endurance during labor, as well as to be able to lose the weight quicker after birth. I have even lost a little over 5 lbs since becoming pregnant.
If you have a normal "low risk" pregnancy then exercise is safe.
Prenatal exercise provide many profound benefits to both you and your developing baby. Babies born to moms who exercised regularly during pregnancy are stronger, healthier, and even smarter than babies born to sedentary moms.
For mom, exercise reduces the risk of many pregnancy complications and labor interventions, boosts maternal immune system, and helps to prevent excessive fat storage.
Because aerobic exercise provides - by far - the most benefits, make this your primary fitness activity. To find out more specifics, google my screen name.
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