5 Ways to Change Your Exercise Routine While Pregnant

By Laura Scholz
Reviewed by Elizabeth Eden, M.D.
October 03, 2022

Being pregnant doesn’t mean giving up your favorite spin class or morning jog. In fact, there are lots of reasons to exercise regularly during pregnancy.

“A lot of people think that they shouldn’t be working out, but, in fact, [one of the best things] you can do for the health of yourself and the baby is to incorporate movement into your pregnancy, as long as you feel up to it,” says Megan Roup, founder of the Sculpt Society and a certified pre- and postnatal fitness instructor in New York City.

Kathleen Slugocki, D.O., a board-certified ob/gyn at Women's Healthcare of Illinois, says, “The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are numerous, including easing back and pelvic pain, building endurance for labor and delivery, and giving birth to healthy weight newborns.”