When To Stop Exercising and Conditions That May Make Exercise Risky

If you experience any of the following symptoms stop exercising and call you doctor right away:

- Bleeding from your vagina
- Difficult or labored breathing before you exercise
- Dizziness
- Headache
- Chest pains
- Muscle weakness
- Calf pain or swelling
- Preterm labor
- Decreased movement of the fetus
- Leakage of fluid from your vagina

If you have any of the conditions below, do not exercise. Check with your health care provider.

-Heart disease
-Lung disease
-Incompetent cervix: The cervix is the narrow, outer end of the uterus. If it is weak, it cannot hold the fetus in the uterus
-Preterm labor
-Multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets or more) at risk for preterm labor
-Frequent bleeding from the vagina during months 4-9 of pregnancy
-Placenta previa
-Hypertension

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    10/06/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Definitely. Thanks for sharing!
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      10/07/14
      4Katie
      Most women can keep exercising during pregnancy. This is a great list to know when it isn't safe to continue exercising.
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