Does Exercising During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of a Miscarriage?Jul 10, 2023
No, physical activity does not increase your risk of miscarriage, low birth weight, or early delivery. If your health care professional gives you the OK to exercise, you can discuss what activities you can do safely.
Other common questions include:
1. Will exercise cause miscarriage?
2. Can jumping cause miscarriage?
And the same answer applies in that exercise doesn't increase the risk of a miscarriage but I suggest you avoid jumping as it is high impact and can lead to other pregnancy-related injuries.
Does Exercising During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of a Miscarriage?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends it, stating that exercise does not increase the risk of low birth weight, premature delivery, or miscarriage in women with normal pregnancies.
What exercises should be avoided in first trimester?
1. high impact exercises
2. contact sports
3. exercises with a high risk of falling
4. high intensity exercises that raise heart and breathing rates
Can jumping exercise lead to miscarriage?
No. Miscarriage is not caused by jumping, vigorous exercise, and frequent vaginal intercourse.