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Most healthy women should get at least 2 1/2 hours of aerobic exercise every week. That means about 30 minutes of exercise on most days. Try going for a brisk walk, taking a swim or signing up for a dance class. Just be on the lookout for warning signs to stop exercising.
If you’re feeling exhausted during pregnancy, exercise can help you find the extra energy you need! It can also help you manage your weight gain and prevent complications. Even better, it can relieve stress and build the stamina you’ll need to give birth. Once baby is born, it can help you keep baby blues at bay, regain your energy and lose the baby weight.
Don’t be afraid to enjoy other healthy forms of physical activity. Unless your provider says otherwise, it is safe to have sex ― and it’s a great way for couples to continue their intimacy during pregnancy. Don’t worry – your baby has no idea what Mom and Dad are doing! The baby is well protected by a cushion of fluid in your womb and by your abdomen.