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Benefits of exercising during pregnancy

Strengthening your muscles will help your body carry the extra weight.

Exercise can also increase your chance of maintaining a healthier weight throughout pregnancy. It will help your body cope during and after giving birth.

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

Not being active during pregnancy may lead to:

page last reviewed: 20/11/2018
next review due: 20/11/2021