10 doctors weighed in:
Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: OK if uncomplicated
Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns.
An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level.

In brief: OK if uncomplicated
Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns.
An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
Thank
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Activity while preg
It is definitely ok to be physically active during pregnancy with the exception of contact sports that may injury you or your baby.
The easiest delivery that i've ever seen was in a woman who was mountain climbing within 2 weeks prior to delivery. Not that i'm advocating this for all women, but it was impressive!

In brief: Activity while preg
It is definitely ok to be physically active during pregnancy with the exception of contact sports that may injury you or your baby.
The easiest delivery that i've ever seen was in a woman who was mountain climbing within 2 weeks prior to delivery. Not that i'm advocating this for all women, but it was impressive!
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors