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High Impact Aerobics
If you were participating regularly in High Impact Aerobics, the general rule of thumb is that you can continue this type of exercise while pregnant as long as you make modifications and monitor your heart rate. The current recommendation is not to participate in high impact aerobics. Always talk with your physician about your exercise regime first. During High Impact Aerobics, keep one foot on the floor at all times, march or step side to side instead of jumping, use fewer arm movements, and avoid quick turns that might cause jarring.
Never exercise to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness. Stop exercising immediately if you experience any of the following: vaginal bleeding, difficulty breathing especially while resting, dizziness, headache, chest pain, muscle weakness, calf pain or swelling, preterm labor, decreased fetal movement, and fluid leaking from your vagina.
Check with your physician to discuss the risks and benefits of high impact aerobics during your pregnancy. Updated: 04.24.17