Guidelines for Exercise
Exercise is a healthy addition for almost everyone. It is important to discuss with your doctor whether it is healthy for you to continue exercising throughout fertility treatment and pregnancy. Make sure to clarify if there are any particular forms or types of exercise that you should refrain from. For example, your physician may say that all forms of cardio are fine, but to avoid any kind of weight training that puts pressure on your lower abdomen.
If you exercise regularly and get the go ahead from your doctor, feel free to continue. If you do not currently exercise, now is a great time to get started. Take it slowly by just adding in extra activity throughout your day. For example, try walking instead of taking the car when you go shopping. If you must drive, park in the farthest parking spot from the store you are going to.
When first starting out, try wearing a pedometer, a small tool that you wear on your clothes that counts the number of steps you take. You can purchase one at any major sports store for under $30. Aim for a minimum of 10,000 steps per day.
Any type of exercise will do. You should aim to do your exercising for about thirty minutes nearly every day of the week and, these don't have to be the same exercises all the time. Learn to incorporate exercise into your healthy lifestyle. For example, can you walk to the library? Perhaps you could ride your bike to work. Look for ways to make exercise fit in to your daily routine.