Enjoy a happy, healthy pregnancy this summer
Walking, swimming and keeping fit seem much easier when the sun is shining and the days are longer. New research found pregnant women who exercised moderately for 30 minutes, three times a week, improved their own heart health and blood pressure, and their babies'. Exercise will also improve your suppleness and strength - important for pregnancy and vital during labour.
BUT avoid overdoing it in hot weather and make sure you drink plenty of fluids. If you're at risk of miscarriage or have other complications, you my be advised not to exercise at all.
Must-haves if you are pregnant through the summer months.