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Prenatal Fitness by the Numbers

Updated: May 21, 2021

The evidence is growing that prenatal fitness is an important part of a healthy pregnancy, right along with eating right, sleeping well, and avoiding alcohol and smoking.


Expect Fitness has compiled and curated the most significant stats on prenatal fitness:


150-Minimum minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise pregnant women should get every week

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76%-Reduction in gestational diabetes risk for expectant mothers who exercise over 4 hours a week in the year before pregnancy

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67%-Reduction in prenatal depressive symptoms

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54%-Reduction in preeclampsia risk, a leading cause of maternal mortality, with first trimester exercise

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39%- Reduction in the odds of high birth weight babies

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20%-Reduction in risk of C-section

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