This video discusses the safety and benefits of exercising during pregnancy according to a new meta-analysis study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Current guidelines, precautions and contraindications provide a holistic view of physical activity during pregnancy.

Please note: This video contains only general information and guidelines. It is not to intended to replace physician advice and diagnosis. If you are unsure of whether exercise during pregnancy is safe for you, please consult your doctor before attempting any type of physical activity.

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