Re: What kind of exercises aren't safe for pregnancy?
Thirty minutes of moderate exercise a day is always encouraged during pregnancy; but there are definitely some safety guidelines you should follow when keeping fit during pregnancy -- not to mention some activities you should skip altogether. Get the rundown on what not to do:Don’t exercise at all if you have...
Heart or lung disease-
Incompetent cervix or cerclage-
Multiples or another condition that puts you at risk for going into premature labor Steer clear of...
Exercising to the point of exhaustion. -
Exercising while lying on your back during the second and third trimesters.-
Raising your body temperature too much. (Drink plenty of water, wear loose-fitting clothes, and avoid working out in rooms with elevated heat -- i.e., skip the hot yoga.)-
Activities that up your risk of falling and hurting your abdomen (such as basketball, soccer, in-line skating, gymnastics, horseback riding, or racquet sports).-
Scuba diving -- it’s not safe at any point during your pregnancy.
Call your doctor if you experience...
- Muscle weakness
- Vaginal bleeding
- Calf pain or swelling
- Pain in your pubic bone area
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Severe nausea
- Leakage of amniotic fluid