Healthy pregnant women without exercise contraindications are encouraged to exercise while pregnant.
Regular exercise while pregnant may help control gestational weight gain, improve wellbeing and mood, and may play a role in the prevention of pregnancy-related complications.
Prior to starting an exercise program, all pregnant women are advised to talk with their health care provider.
The PARmed-X for PREGNANCY was developed as a screening tool for pregnant women who wish to exercise.
PARmedX for PREGNANCY (PDF)
Information for women with gestational diabetes (link)
Absolute Contraindications to Aerobic Exercise During Pregnancy
Relative Contraindications to Aerobic Exercise During Pregnancy
Reasons to Stop Exercise and Consult Your Health Care Provider