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    Yes. As long as there is no impact on the tummy, you can continue your normal pre-pregnancy routine, with lessened intensity and repetition. This of course depends on how active you were pre-pregnancy. If you were active and sporty, you can certainly keep up more than those who were less active. If not, now is not the time to try new sports. Preggy-safe exercises include walking and swimming. But definitely no horseback riding or skating. Specifically designed prenatal workouts like pull-ups, pelvic tilts, and leg stretches should all be done in moderation. Some of these exercises address lower back pains and help prepare pregnant moms for giving birth. Consult your doctor about your exercise routine.

    Stop your routine and call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

    • Vaginal bleeding
    • Difficult or labored breathing before you exercise
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Chest pains
    • Muscle weakness
    • Calf pain or swelling
    • Pre-term labor
    • Decreased movement of the fetus
    • Vaginal leakage

    Photography by Jun Pinzon

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