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Preparing for Parenthood

Physical Health during Pregnancy

Should I exercise during pregnancy?

It is recommended that you remain active during your pregnancy.  Maintaining a level of physical fitness can help with some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy and also prepare your body for labour.

It is important to change your exercise routine as you move through your pregnancy.  The type of exercise and the amount of exercise you should do depends upon which trimester you are in.

Research shows that physical and mental well-being go hand in hand.  Doing physical exercise can help you to  sleep better and improve your mood.

For more information on safe exercise routines and maintaining peak physical health and fitness during pregnancy please visit:

HSE.ie

Rotunda.ie

Coombe.ie

Whatsupmum.ie

Eumom.ie

Additionally please check our calendar for a list of local fitness classes suitable for expectant mums.