Kate Middleton doesn't let pregnancy slow down charity efforts

One woman who isn't letting the symptoms of pregnancy slow her down is Kate Middleton. Recently, the duchess was seen donating a baby hamper to the EACH charity, which is dedicated to helping children with severe illnesses and their families.

"I have been fortunate enough to meet some of those who have been supported by EACH, and seen firsthand the positive impact this organization has on their lives," Kate Middleton told EACH. "For both families accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time."

Middleton recently made headlines when she was hospitalized for severe morning sickness. Now that she's been released from the hospital, Middleton is out and about, making public appearances with a smile on her face.

That being said, not all women have a grasp on what their bodies can and can't handle during pregnancy. There are a couple of activities worth noting that women can add to their list of exercises to avoid during baby development.

First, make it a point to avoid contact sports for the sake of your baby. Next, calisthenics and activities that require an admirable amount of balance, like horseback riding, should be added to your list. Finally, steer clear of water sports such as water skiing and scuba diving. Any activities that can cause trauma to the abdomen must be avoided at all costs.

If you're unsure of what's healthy for you during pregnancy, talk to your physician for more insight into how to stay fit throughout the nine months.

Which activities have you avoided while pregnant in the past? Do you know how much your body can handle? Leave your feedback in the comments section!