Staying active when pregnant has many key benefits. These benefits include: strengthening your body for childbirth, improving your mood, helping with sleep, boosting energy, easing back pain and many other aches, and reducing your risk of complications such as developing gestational diabetes or needing to have a c-section. I just recently found out I am pregnant and I intend in staying as active as I can through the pregnancy. Currently I practice yoga and go to the gym with my husband 3-4 times a week. People must understand as well that though there are some exercise restrictions such as avoiding contact sports and doing sit-ups, most exercise is considered safe. Yoga, swimming, walking, dancing, biking, and even weight lifting are considered safe if your healthcare provider agrees. I may post in the upcoming weeks with the progress of my pregnancy and how my body will be changing.