Pregnant Women Should Still Exercise, Doctors Say

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Women worried that pregnancy is a time to sit still and be careful don’t need to worry, specialist doctors said Monday. In fact, they said, pregnant women need to get up and exercise.

Running, jogging, Pilates and yoga are all fine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said in a note to doctors. And a woman’s gynecologist or obstetrician needs to encourage her to exercise, because too many U.S. women are obese, the group said.

“Maintaining a healthy weight is important to overall health at all times, but it becomes a vital sign when a woman is pregnant…

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