Exercising while pregnant

Exercising while pregnant – a Must or Bust?
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I came across an interesting article online about strangers making negative comments to one expectant mothers while exercising (article link below).  Don’t get me wrong.  When I’ve seen mothers whizzing past me on a run, my mouth does drop open, but the astonishment is more out of admiration and hope that I can do the same when my time comes.  I’ve known so many active women who maintained their active lifestyle while pregnant, but have also known women who had to curb their activities due to doctor’s orders.  What’s your take on staying active while pregnant?  Looking for all the mama’s opinions out there with Mother’s Day around the corner!
I also came across some great advice on Baby Zone – an online blog for expectant parents (second link below):
  • “A healthy, low-risk pregnancy enables you to continue your exercise routine without dramatic changes. Of course, if you were never a runner, pregnancy is not the time to start a strenuous new exercise regimen. “
  • “Being at risk for certain medical conditions can halt even seasoned runners from running during pregnancy. Always consult your physician before embarking on an exercise program while you’re expecting.”