Keeping Fit

The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. Keeping active during your pregnancy will help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth. It is recommended that pregnant women do 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity a day.

Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise for as long as you feel comfortable. Don’t exhaust yourself and remember that you may need to slow down as your pregnancy progresses or if your doctor advises you. For more information, or ideas for active things you can try, visit

If you did very little activity before you were pregnant and you wish to start an exercise programme, talk to your Midwife or GP to plan a safe exercise programme.