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Keeping active when pregnant

The fitter you are the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain when you become pregnant. It will also help you cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth.

Try to build some activity into your daily life. Over a week this should ideally add up to at least two and a half hours of moderate intensity. This could be walking briskly or cycling.

Why exercise?

There are lots of benefits to increasing or starting the amount you exercise, including:

  • an Increase in your strength and stamina

  • it makes you feel good

  • it improves your circulation

  • it helps you sleep well

  • it may reduce the length of your labour.

If you’re looking for some leisure activities that suit you, you’ll find a huge choice of different activities and sports all over the borough. 

You may also qualify for discounts on lots of leisure activities in the borough. Check the Be Active scheme for details 

You can also register at Change4Life for information and tips on healthy eating and how to be more active.