The resources and guidelines listed below are intended to assist expectant mothers to achieve healthy pregnancies. Current research says that healthy pregnant women (no obstretrical or medical problems) can safely participate in moderate aerobic activity and muscular conditioning programs. It is important to consult your physician or midwife before starting or changing an exercise program.
There are two main types of exercise:
In this podcast Marc Roig interviews leaders in the field of exercise prescription. In this episode, Dr. Michelle Mottola talks about exercise during pregnancy. Learn More.
The new 2019 Canadian Guideline is evidence-based and will provide safe recommendations for being physically active throughout pregnancy. Learn More.
PARmed-X for Pregnancy is a guideline for medical prescreening for use by physicians and midwives to evaluate pregnant patients who want to participate in a prenatal fitness class, and for ongoing monitoring of exercising patients. Learn More.
A woman's nutritional and overall health, before and during pregnancy, influences the health of her developing baby. Eating well, combined with taking a daily multivitamin, can give a woman the nutrients she needs to feel good, have energy, and support a healthy pregnancy.
Learn more from Health Canada.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) offers prenatal health education and physical activity programs to support new and expecting mothers in making the best decision for their own health and that of their babies.
Being active while pregnant is good for you and your baby. Start now – every minute counts!. Learn More.