Home > Parenting > Pregnancy Updated 09 May 2013 Mom-to-be? Get moving! Pregnant women often wonder up until what stage of pregnancy exercise is safe. 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Pregnant women often wonder up until what stage of pregnancy exercise is safe. Although exercise might be risky in some cases, the benefits of exercising during pregnancy generally far outweigh the risks, and many women can exercise up until the third trimester.Take action: Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise programme – every pregnancy is different and only your doctor knows your current medical condition; if you get too exhausted or overheated, you should stop exercising; do not skimp on your diet if you exercise during pregnancy, but keep in mind that a normal pregnancy only requires 1 300 extra kilojoules per day; choose low-impact aerobic activities like swimming, cycling or walking; avoid exercises that could result in a loss of balance and result in a fall, or exercises where something could hit your stomach; and drink enough water before, during and after exercising.Visit our Fitness Zone for more info. NEXT ON HEALTH24X A weak grip may signal future health trouble, even in kids 2018-08-28 13:00 More: ParentingPregnancy advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.