How can I be active during pregnancy?

Pregnant women should be able to continue most of their usual physical activities during pregnancy. However, there are a few precautions that should be taken. First of all, check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions during pregnancy and whether it is advised that you avoid certain activities. Secondly, avoid the supine (on your back) position after the first trimester. Thirdly, make sure that you are well-hydrated and avoid overheating during exercise. Finally, avoid any activities that may risk injury through contact or falls such as high impact sports, horseriding, and skiing. The most important thing regarding activity during pregnancy is to listen to your body. Some days you may feel more energetic and other days you may just need rest and it is important to tailor your workouts to how you are feeling.

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