Six types of exercise to keep you fit and healthy
  • Brisk walking. If pre-pregnancy exercise levels were low, a quick stroll around the neighborhood is a good way to start. …
  • Swimming. …
  • Stationary cycling. …
  • Yoga. …
  • Low-impact aerobics. …
  • Preparing for labor: Squatting and pelvic tilts.

Follow your health care provider’s exercise recommendations. Most women can safely perform a low-impact activity one to two weeks after a vaginal birth (or three to four weeks after a cesarean birth). Do about half of your normal floor exercises and don’t try to overdo it.

What Exercises Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy?
  • Holding your breath during any activity.
  • Activities where falling is likely (such as skiing and horseback riding)
  • Contact sports such as softball, football, basketball and volleyball.