“Exercise is important during pregnancy,” Dr. Jensen explains. “It can help with weight gain and improve muscle tone, which helps with labor and delivery.”
Dr. Jensen does caution her patients against physical sports like skiing, basketball or soccer.
“Basically, anything where you can fall or get hit is not a good idea,” she says. “Mountain biking is dangerous, given the fall risk.
"Better options are yoga, stretching, and walking. Swimming is also a great exercise while you’re pregnant.”
While it is a time full of excitement and anticipation, pregnancy can also bring with it worry and anxiety. One of the top concerns for pregnant women? How to stay healthy, for their sake and that of their unborn baby.
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