Weight lifting is one of the effective exercises to help you ease labor and delivery. It strengthens your muscles, helps you to stay in shape during pregnancy and gets you ready for childbirth. However, you should know that weight lifting during pregnancy should be aimed at maintaining your results rather than at making dramatic changes. Check with your doctor before you start any exercise program.
Choose a basic program that concentrates on the major muscle groups. Finding a personal trainer who has experience training expecting moms is a good idea. Avoid rapid movements when engaging in prenatal weight lifting activity. Instead of using heavy weights, focus on more repetitions, because the risk of overloading your joints is too high. Abstain from lifting weights while lying flat on your back.
Watch the video below for more guidelines on weight lifting while pregnant: