Exercising during pregnancy – Part 1

Training recommendations during pregnancy

Anna Reinhold Landaeus

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Reviewed by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Lic PT, expertise in training during and after pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy – Part 1
Photo: Preggers
  • Keep up your physical activities, preferably 30 minutes daily. In addition, it’s beneficial if you exercise for 15-30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.
  • Exercise at a light to moderate level. Practice the “walk-and-talk” method, i.e. you should be able to hold a conversation as you exercise, without becoming breathless.
  • Exercise in intervals during cardio training, by working out for X seconds and then resting for X seconds.
  • During weight training, do 3 sets of 10-12 reps.
  • If you already exercise regularly – have your mindset on keeping and maintaining your current strength and fitness level.
  • Wear compression socks. Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. Tip! Put on the socks while still in bed, otherwise significant functionality in the socks is lost.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious meals.
  • Remember to both squeeze and relax your pelvic floor as a preparation for labour.
  • Stop exercising immediately and consult a doctor or midwife if you experience breathlessness, dizziness, bleeding, chest pain or severe persistent contractions.
Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Reviewed by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Lic PT, expertise in training during and after pregnancy