Pregnant: what exercises can you do?


Estelle Low

When it comes to the topic of working out during pregnancy, the jury is split. Some say it’s best to avoid exercising altogether, while others say exercise is essential for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

During my recent pregnancy, I had a taste of this conundrum when well-meaning relatives warned me against exercising – “Rest as much as you can!” – for fear that increased physical activity would cause harm to my foetus. On the other hand, my doctor was nonchalant: “So long as you feel well, you can continue doing yoga and swimming, but try not to run.” 

Given that I had no pre-existing health issues or pregnancy complications, I carried on with my weekly workouts of yoga, swimming and jogging. I was determined to stay fit for my…

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