The UK's Chief Medical Officers have jointly released new advice on physical exercise for expectant mothers - in the form of an infographic.
Health professionals are encouraged to use the infographic to discuss the benefits of physical activity during pregnancy.
The key points are
- Pregnant women who are already active should be encouraged to carry on with moderate exercise
- 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week is recommended
- Listen to your bodies!
The final safety message is a common sense 'don't bump the bump' referring to all activities which place pregnant women at an increased risk of injury though physical contact.