During pregnancy, learn to listen to your body’s cues and strive to take a preventative approach to caring for yourself. Follow this old runner’s adage: “Eat before you’re hungry, sleep before you’re tired, cool down before you’re hot, warm-up before you’re cold.”
Fitness is key to good health during pregnancy. If you have time for exercise classes, Rossato-Bennett recommends prenatal yoga. “After witnessing many births I can see the difference in women who have taken yoga classes during pregnancy,” she reports.