It is unsafe to exercise when I’m pregnant.
All pregnant women without specific risk factors are encouraged to exercise 
Aim for at least 150 minutes/week at moderate intensity (at least 3 days/week), including aerobic and muscle strengthening 
Fewer newborn complications, with no increased risk of negative outcomes for pregnant women or their babies 
Many benefits for pregnant women, including a decreased risk of gestational diabetes and caesarean section [1, 3]
Aerobic exercise ideas include: stationary cycling, brisk walking, swimming or aquafit 
To reduce the risk of urinary incontinence, daily pelvic floor muscle training can be performed 
Some modifications include avoiding: physical contact/risk of falls, exercise in excessive heat, and lying on your stomach (mid-late pregnancy) [1, 3]
Talk to a health professional before increasing your activity level during pregnancy 
Physiotherapy can help you maintain or increase your activity levels safely during pregnancy, especially if you are experiencing pain, incontinence, or other symptoms during activity.
 Bø, K., Artal, R., Barakat, R., Brown, W., Davies, G. A. L., Dooley, M., … Khan, K. M. (2016). Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes: 2016 evidence summary from the IOC expert group meeting, Lausanne. Part 1— exercise in women planning pregnancy and those who are pregnant. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(10), 571–589. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016- 096218
 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2015). PARmed-X FOR PREGNANCY: Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination. https://www.csep.ca/en/publications/parmed-x-for-pregnancy
 Mottola, M. F., Davenport, M. H., Ruchat, S.-M., Davies, G. A., Poitras, V., Gray, C., … Zehr, L. (2018). 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 40(11), 1528–1537. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.07.001
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