““Pregnancy should not be a state of confinement,” said Raul Artal, chairman of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “Healthy pregnant women should stay active, but take into account that their bodies change during pregnancy…

Proper technique is essential to prevent injury, especially at the tail-end of the pregnancy when your body will have a buildup in relaxin, a hormone that loosens ligaments for an easier delivery, said Michelle Mottola, director of the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation-Exercise and Pregnancy Lab at the University of Western Ontario.”

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