9 Pregnancy Myths That Might Surprise You - Myth 4

By Temma Ehrenfeld  @temmaehrenfeld
November 09, 2017
19 Nov 2013 --- Pregnant woman holding dumbbells --- Image by © Wavebreak Media LTD/Wavebreak Media Ltd./Corbis

Claim #4: You shouldn’t do aerobic exercise while pregnant. 


Response: Exercising while pregnant leads to leaner, lighter babies, who may have less risk of obesity later on. Exercising throughout your pregnancy can help you stay health and feel your best. In one study that came to this conclusion, women who were 20 weeks into their pregnancy began using stationary bikes for up to five moderately vigorous 40-minute sessions a week, for as long as possible during their pregnancy.

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February 24, 2020

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Janet O’Dell, RN