Which types of fitness activities are safe for pregnant women?

You no longer have to swear off exercise during your pregnancy. There are ways to stay active, fit, and safe while you await the arrival of your little bundle of joy. Unless your doctor advises otherwise, gentle, low impact exercise—such as low gravity swimming, aqua aerobics, walking, jogging (if you did it before your pregnancy), yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and dance are all totally safe. Just steer clear of activities with jumping or shaking movements, or contact sports that pose fall, collision, or injury risks.