Pregnancy is a special time, so, when exercising, the health of you and your baby should always come first. You should know the warning signs to look for – that may indicate you need to stop exercising – so as to not put yourself or your baby at any risk.
- Excessive shortness of breath. Towards the end of pregnancy, you will experience a certain amount of shortness of breath as the baby is pushing on your diaphragm.
- However this refers to an abnormal, excessive shortness of breath
- Chest pain or palpitations
- Presyncope (fainting) or dizziness
- Painful uterine contractions or preterm labour
- Vaginal bleeding
- Excessive fatigue
- Abdominal pain, particularly in the back or pubic area
- Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
- Reduced fetal movement
- Headaches which become progressively worse
- Muscle weakness
- Calf pain or swelling
If any of these symptoms do occur we would advise you to seek medical advice from either your GP or midwife immediately.
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