What activities are safe for pregnant women to do?

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You might be surprised to find out that pregnant moms can actually move around and do a lot of things, even during the third trimester!

For pregnant moms, it's very important to always put you and your baby's safety first. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't exercise or do any activities for fear of harming your baby.

Here's a handy list of which activities are safe for pregnant women to do:

1. Sports

Pregnant women can still engage in sports, so long as you avoid contact sports, and avoid any sport where there's a risk that you might fall.

For women in their first trimester, sports such as badminton or tennis are okay, so long as you don't strain yourself too hard.

2. Drinking coffee

Yup, if you're a coffee drinker, you don't need to worry about giving up your beloved brew. However, you can drink at most a cup of coffee every day, and it would be best to drink decaf or low-caffeine coffee just to be sure.

3. Eating chocolates

Chocolates have a small amount of caffeine, but generally, it would be safe for pregnant moms to eat chocolates in moderate amounts.

4. You can run a marathon!

Surprisingly, running a marathon would be okay for pregnant moms, especially if you've been running marathons before. Just make sure that you're constantly hydrated and you ask permission from your doctor before joining any marathons.

5. Daily exercise is okay

Exercise is actually recommended for pregnant moms, since your fitness is important to the health of your baby. Having a healthy body can help make sure that your baby is healthy when you give birth.

6. Bicycling

Bicycling is okay, so long as it's only for short distances and if you can be sure that you'll keep your balance. In order to make sure that you and your baby are really safe, you can instead use a stationary bike.

7. Swimming

Swimming is a great form of exercise for moms since the water can help alleviate the aches and pains that they're having as a result of the weight gain during pregnancy.

Swimming helps keep moms fit without the added strain and impact of other exercises. Plus it's also a great way for moms to keep cool if they're having hot flashes.

Source: babycenter.comwhattoexpect.comfitpregnancy.com

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