Fitness Dos & Don’ts for Getting Pregnant

Adopting a habit of regular exercise before conceiving has proven benefits for increasing both fertility and ovulation, and strengthening the body for the normal pregnancy and delivery.

Do start exercising.  Making exercise a regular habit before trying to conceive can help you feel good throughout your pregnancy, have more stamina for labor and delivery, and shed the baby weight faster. If you’re struggling to conceive due to poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or are overweight, exercise may even improve your fertility.

Portrait of smiling people doing power fitness exercise at fitness studio

Switch up your workout routines to keep it interesting. If you hate running on the treadmill, take a Zumba class instead to keep your exercise time fun! if you make physical activity a habit now, it’ll be easier to stick with when you’re pregnant and carrying around the extra weight of a bump. Do not focus on weight loss. If you’re trying to conceive, now is not the time for a fad diet or gimmicky exercise routines.

Do Core training. Core Training has other benefits. If you strengthen your abdominal and back muscles now, you’ll be less likely to have back pains during pregnancy. Plus, it will give you better balance and posture, which is extremely important when you’re pregnant.


Decrease Stress.  Too much stress can mess with your menstrual cycle, which can cause you to think you’re pregnant when you’re not, as well as make it hard to track when you are most fertile. Find ways to reduce stress in your life!


Don’t train too intensely.  Exercise can be a form of stress on your body, and anything in excess can do harm. It’s great to work out, but don’t do more than your body can handle.



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