Warning Signs: Doing Too Much

Check with your doctor if you experience any of the following warning signs during exercise:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Unusual pain
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Unusual shortness of breath
  • Racing heartbeat or chest pain
  • Fluid leaking from your vagina
  • Uterine contractions
  • Muscle cramps

Quit if you feel tired, too hot, cramped, light headed, or dizzy.

Check out these other web sites for more information:

“Exercise During Pregnancy,” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 1998.
“Exercise,” The University of Michigan Health System. smartmoms.org. 2002.
“Pregnancy and Exercise: What You Can Do for a Healthy Pregnancy,” The American Academy of Family Physicians. familydoctor.org. 2002.
“Exercising During Pregnancy,” The Nemours Foundation. kidshealth.org. 2002.

Last updated: 12/2006