This one should be pretty self-explanatory. Any exercises that put you at risk of falling, such as climbing or gymnastics, should be avoided. Other sports such as ice skating or roller skating should also be avoided in the meantime for the same reason.
Any fall, even if it’s not serious for the mother, can be very serious for the developing baby.
Lifting heavy weights
Weight training is actually good exercise for pregnant women. It helps keep women healthy, and regular weight training does not have any significant risk to pregnant women.
However, there is a risk if pregnant women start lifting heavier weights. This is because lifting heavy weights can cause a lot of strain on the cardiovascular system, as well as increases the pressure on the abdomen.
There’s also the risk of injury because the weight of the baby can sometimes put you off balance when you’re lifting weights.
Ideally, pregnant women should lift weights that are around 10-15 pounds or 4.5-6.8kg at most. If you feel that these weights are still too heavy, then go with something lighter.