Pregnancy Complications and Exercise

Pregnancy Complications and Exercise

I often talk about the benefits of exercise throughout each trimester of your pregnancy but there are some pregnancy complications and conditions that will prevent you from exercising.

This is where you must listen to your health care professional with regards to your individual circumstance. If you have any of the following pregnancy complications you should not exercise during pregnancy unless your doctor has advised you otherwise.

  • Placenta previa after 26 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Certain types of heart and lung diseases.
  • Cervical insufficiency or cerclage.
  • Preterm labour or ruptured membranes during this pregnancy.
  • Pre-eclampsia or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
  • Severe anaemia.
  • Being pregnant with twins or triplets (or more) with risk factors for preterm labour.

Pregnancy Complications

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