If you are a healthy pregnant woman, exercise is great for your overall health. Moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, keeps your heart and lungs healthy. Physical activity also helps improve your mood throughout pregnancy, and postpartum. It also helps you maintain a healthy weight.
In this story I wrote for Blue Cross NC, find out the best exercises to do while pregnant, what precautions to take, and how much exercise to do. Read story
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Every stage of pregnancy comes with new questions, for your doctor, friends and even your insurer. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has compiled a list of resources for new and expecting Moms. Topics range from maternal health to navigating benefits. Explore the resources here.