It is certainly easier to lose weight, get in shape and exercise before pregnancy than it is while you are expecting a baby and already dealing with plenty of pregnancy symptoms. There are plenty of arguments in favour of working on your health and fitness to conceive; obese women have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. And whilst pregnancy exercise is recommended and safe for pregnant women, trying to lose lots of weight during pregnancy isn't advisable because your growing baby needs high quality calories.
But if you are trying to conceive, getting in shape before is a great idea - so here are some pre-pregnancy exercise tips for you:
If you are wondering whether it is safe to get pregnant with your current weight, consult your GP. You don’t have to be the perfect weight to conceive a baby and have a healthy pregnancy, but it will almost certainly make your pregnancy easier.