prenatal exercise guidelines

Mamas on Bedrest: Exercise is Safe During Pregnancy

May 18th, 2012

After coming across a MedScape article entitled “Many Pregnant Women Fear Exercising”, Bedrest Coach Darline Turner-Lee addresses the current information and guidelines for exercise during pregnancy. She reviews the Medscape article as well as the 2002 ACOG Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy, the most recent guidelines available from ACOG (and the position has been reaffirmed in 2009). Darline reviews do’s and don’ts to consider when exercising while pregnant, relative contraindications to exercising during pregnancy and ABSOLUTE contraindications to exercise during pregnancy. Finally, Darline shares some of the benefits of prenatal exercise, some great resources women can use when deciding how and when to exercise while pregnant and how even Mamas on Bedrest can exercise while pregnant.