It's important when you are pregnant to understand the do's and don't's when exercising to ensure you are doing the best thing for you and your baby.

Below is a list positions and exercises to stay away from and a list detailing all those that are ok!

DON’T

  1. NO MANUAL RELEASE OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES – CALVES, FEET & ANKLES - Do allow hands on release on the lower extremities in particular the foot, ankle and calves. The foot and ankle have pressure points that can bring on labor. Due to the large amount of extra blood flowing through a pregnant woman – avoid manual release of the calves as there is evidence that it can cause dangerous blood clots.
  2. AVOID ALL FLEXION OF THE SPINE - forward bending of the spine.
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