What Exercise Can you do when you are Pregnant

Dr. Heather Jenkins, MD, discusses What Exercise Can you do when you are Pregnant

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Dr. Heather Jenkins, MD, discusses What Exercise Can you do when you are Pregnant
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Featuring Dr. Heather Jenkins, MD, CCFP

Video Title: What Exercise Can you do when you are Pregnant Duration: 1 minute, 1 second

If you've had a healthy pregnancy, there's a lot of exercises and activities that you can feel safe to engage in, pretty much all the way through.

For example, yoga is quite popular, walking is excellent, people like things like going to the gym, lifting weights, using a treadmill, a stationary bike is fine.

A lot of people like pool-based exercises because it's nice, it supports you, it's good on your back, and often it's quite cool as well too which feels nice in the last part of your pregnancy.

There's a lot of actual weight-bearing sports that are actually fine during your pregnancy, although sometimes people slow down with them at the end because it starts to hurt their back or their hips or their joints.

Examples of that would be running, tennis, even skiing, although you'd have to be a pretty good skier. And the reason for that is just the mechanical movement of your body joints will eventually tell you 'look it's time to stop, we've got to slow down.' And then people switch to another activity.

Presenter: Dr. Heather Jenkins, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.