Woman swimming enjoying sports while pregnantQuestion: I enjoy playing tennis and swimming. Do I need to give up these sports now that I’m pregnant?

Answer: In most cases, pregnancy doesn’t mean that you have to give up sports. Just please keep in mind that since you’re carrying a new life, it makes sense to play in moderation. Most healthcare professionals encourage patients whose pregnancies are progressing normally to continuing playing sports for as long as is sensible. Especially when you’re pregnant, it’s very important that you always check with your doctor or midwife before continuing or beginning an exercise program. Also, please don’t exercise until you’re exhausted.