Fans shouldn’t be worried about Binky’s exercise plan

Made in Chelsea’s Binky Felstead has come under fire from fans after posting a clip from her first trimester workout.

Pregnancy news, 25/01/2017

Since announcing her pregnancy the reality TV star and fitness fanatic has expressed her wish to remain active throughout pregnancy. She recently posted a first trimester workout video on Instagram with the comment:

‘Trying to maintain fitness and strength during pregnancy by doing small modified workouts but often.’ 

Binky’s workout included a number of toning moves, bicep curls and a light 15-minute run. While this workout is safe for women with Binky’s level of fitness, it might not be suitable for everyone and some fans expressed their concern:

'I don't know who in their right mind would do any training when they're pregnant, really and truly.'

And other commented:

‘It looks a little excessive.’

While people may tell you that pregnancy is a good time to put your feet up. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is actually much healthier for you and your baby to stay active during your pregnancy.

Our midwife Anna explains:

‘Staying active throughout pregnancy is great for you and your baby, it can help to reduce stress and prepare your body for labour. It’s important to always listen to your body and to stop exercising immediately if you feel dizzy or have trouble catching your breath. In most cases it’s safer to exercise in pregnancy than not to as it brings down the risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. If you have pregnancy complications, or are unsure whether your regular exercise routine is safe to continue in pregnancy, then it’s important to talk to your doctor or midwife.'

Binky’s workout might not be for everyone, but staying active in pregnancy at a level that suits you, has loads of benefits for you and your baby.

Download our guide to staying active in pregnancy here (PDF)

Try our easy pregnancy workout here.

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