Can I work out when I’m pregnant?

“A womans overall health, including obstetric and medical risks, should be evaluated before prescribing an exercise program,” the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines say. “Generally, participation in a wide range of recreational activities appears to be safe during pregnancy; however, each sport should be reviewed individually for its potential risk.”In general doctors recommend 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week, Dolan says. What “moderate” means varies from person to person, and depends on how active someone was before becoming pregnant. Competitive athletes, the gynecologists organization notes, may be able to perform at higher rates during pregnancy and return to vigorous activity sooner after giving birth.

via Pregnant woman a weighlifter: How much is too much exercise? – CNN.com.

Yes you can.  TALK TO YOUR OBGYN about this, very specifically, all the way through your pregnancy.  Do what they say.

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