We often on concentrate on what exercises are safe during pregnancy.

This discussion talks about what exercises to avoid.

Any activity that causes sudden changes to the body should not be done.

That includes amusement park rides. It does not include running.

Women should stay away from those activities that increase the risk of falling, such as horseback riding.

The abdomen should also be protected.

Sports such as soccer, where there is a risk of the abdomen getting hit by a ball, should not be played.

During exercise while pregnant, women should take care to keep hydrated and monitor her heart rate.