Are you the fitness-obsessed type who dreads ‘taking it easy’? If so, exercise during pregnancy can be a challenge – where once you enjoyed pre-work HIIT classes and regularly pounding the pavement, now you’re carrying a baby it can be hard to know what to do with yourself.

The NHS recommends keeping active during pregnancy to help you cope better with labour and recover after birth. However, most pregnant women will receive plenty of advice to “slow down” and “cut back on the exercise”, which can be confusing and unclear if you’re a gym nut used to donning the Lycra daily.

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