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Physical activity throughout pregnancy

What are the benefits?


Enhances maternal physical and mental health, contributes to fewer newborn complications, and decreases the severity of low back and pelvic pain. Physical activity decreases the risk of pre-eclampsia, high-blood pressure, gestational diabetes, need for c-section, excessive weight gain, urinary incontinence, and diastasis recti.

Safety Precautions


Avoid excessive heat and high humidity (e.g., hot yoga), avoid physical contact sport or dangers of falling (e.g., horseback riding), avoid scuba diving.

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