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Benefits of exercising during pregnancy

Strengthening your muscles will help your body carry the extra weight while you're pregnant.

Combining exercise with a healthy diet can increase your chance of maintaining a healthier weight during your pregnancy.

It will also help you to achieve a basic level of fitness.

Active for up to 30 minutes

Being active for up to 30 minutes most days during pregnancy can:

Not being active during pregnancy may lead to:

Types of exercise you can do during pregnancy

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Staying healthy during your pregnancy - HSE

Page last reviewed: 19 September 2022
Next review due: 19 September 2025