Moderate physical exercise during pregnancy has positive effects on both the mother and the foetus. This time we tell you how to do it safely and when it should be avoided. In the past, it was thought that exercising during pregnancy was dangerous because it could cause a number of problems for both mother and baby. However, we now know that it is a safe practice that provides many benefits even in the postpartum period. So, here we'll talk about how to exercise in pregnancy, its benefits and what you should consider before starting (or continuing) your training plan. But first... The following parameters are aimed at healthy women with low-risk pregnancies. If this is not the case, check with your doctor before starting or continuing any exercise plan. Benefits of exercise in pregnancy Among the most important benefits are: - Reducing the risk of developing gestational diabetes, especially in overweight or obese pregnant women. - Manage low-back pain. Exercise during pregnancy can reduce the intensity of both lower back and pelvic pain It can prepare you for childbirth. Whether you prefer a natural birth or a C-section, exercising during pregnancy will prepare your body for that moment. It can reduce the risk of postpartum depression compared to sedentary women. It can help you lose the weight you gained after childbirth. Will exercising reduce my baby's birth weight? It depends. Low- to moderate-intensity exercise is associated with an increase in the baby's weight at birth. Apparently, this happens because, in theory, exercising increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus.