Exercise Warning Signs during Pregnancy

Studies show women who exercise during pregnancy have easier births. Their bodies return to normal faster. Is your routine too vigorous?

Check with your doctor if you experience any of the following warning signs during exercise:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Unusual pain
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Unusual shortness of breath
  • Racing heartbeat or chest pain
  • Fluid leaking from your vagina
  • Uterine contractions
  • Muscle cramps

Stop if you feel tired, too hot, cramped, light headed, or dizzy.

Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association