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When to stop exercising during pregnancy

Urgent advice: Phone your GP, midwife or obstetrician immediately if you have:

  • shortness of breath before exercise
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • been feeling faint or dizzy
  • regular contractions or early labour
  • bleeding from the vagina
  • leaking amniotic fluid
  • severe abdominal (tummy) pain, particularly in the back or pubic area
  • reduced movement of your baby
  • headaches
  • calf pain or swelling

Non-urgent advice: Get advice from your GP, midwife or obstetrician if you have:

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