Pregnancy and Childbirth Videos

Tone Your Upper Body and Core While Pregnant

Create: 08/27/2015 - 07:00

Pregnancy might seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax. You might feel more tired than usual, your back might ache, and your ankles might be swollen.

One benefit of exercise during pregnancy is improving your physical and mental wellbeing. Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy helps in returning to your pre-baby weight more quickly and also reduces the risk of developing gestational diabetes, which is more common in mothers who are overweight.

Want to stay in shape while you're expecting? Angela Parker, the fitness expert behind walks us through exercise moves - like these high plank variations - that will help you stay strong and fit during your pregnancy.

Always consult your physician before starting any diet or exercise program.