7 exercise recommendations and precautions in pregnancy

A new study highlights the physical activity patterns that have proven to be most beneficial during pregnancy, as well as the exercises women should avoid.

The authors say they have strong scientific evidence that there is no risk of premature birth, low birthweight or fetal distress, provided that the mother has no medical or obstetric contraindication for physical exercise.

Published in JAMA, here are the main takeaways from a large body of research:

7 tips for safe, effective exercise

  1. Physical activity can be started between