The old adage that women who are pregnant should kick back with their feet up is certainly outdated. WebMD states, “In the not-so-distant past, women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy. Today we know differently. Not only is it OK to participate in fitness activities during pregnancy, doing so can have a positive impact on both baby and mom.” Granted, if you’ve never exercised a day in your life and you become pregnant then suddenly decide to dive in, there are certainly precautions you should take. Of course, talk to you doctor. He will let you know your limitations. Then, if feasible, hire a certified trainer. Preferably one who exercised while pregnant. If you are healthy and your doctor approves, there are many modifications for just about any physical activity you would like to try with the exception of horseback riding, skiing, sky-diving, rock-climbing“you get my drift. Use your common sense and listen to your body. I taught yoga, Pilates, cycle, step and muscle conditioning, took Crossfit, ran and swam up until the day I delivered. And, I felt absolutely wonderful and had an easy delivery and recovery. My son is almost 3 months and I only have about 3 more lbs. to lose to be back to my original weight. Thanks to exercise and the right nutritional program. There are also studies that the baby’s brain activity increases when the mom exercises. So, no matter what your fitness level while pregnant, discuss exercise with your doctor and start moving your body!