When not to exercise?

Absolute Contraindications to Aerobic Exercise
  • Heart or lung diseases
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Continuous bleeding
  • Possibility for untimely labor in multiple gestation
  • Placenta previa after 26th week
  • Ruptured membranes
  • Preeclampsia

Relative Contraindications to Aerobic Exercise.
Exercise is still possible in these cases but with extra precautions

  • Severe anemia
  • Unevaluated cardiac arrhythmia
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • BMI more than 33 or less than 12
  • Extremely sedentary before pregnancy
  • Badly controlled hypertension
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Bone related problems
  • Seizures or hyperthyroidism not in control
  • Heavy smoking

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