Exercising During Your First Trimester

February 25, 2015

Newly-pregnant fitness goddess but worried about harming your baby? Let this be your guide


Do you remember in Sex & the City: The Movie when Charlotte found out she was pregnant but was too afraid to continue running? Off camera, she consulted her doctor, who reassured her that jogging would be absolutely fine.

And she ran off happily into the Central Park sunset.

We imagine she'd have been relieved to have this infographic to hand, courtesy of fitness website TreadmillReviewGuru.com.

Check out these tips to ensure a safe fitness regime – but please don't forget to consult your doctor, too.

Now, go forth and jog!

(PS. Don't forget to wear your Support Band.)

Image courtesy of New Line Cinema and HBO.

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Size Guide

To calculate the size of band that's right for you, you'll need to measure around your waist and bump across its largest point - usually at the tummy button.

Bump Size* S M L XL
80 - 100 cms
(32 - 40 inches)
100 - 120 cms
(40 - 48 inches)
120 - 140 cms
(48- 56 inches)
140+ cms
(56+ inches)

 *All bumps are different and grow at different times. You may find that you will need to go up a size as your pregnancy progresses