Do Not: Do Certain Types of Exercise
While doctors typically recommend that healthy women exercise during pregnancy, there are exercises that can be harmful, such as sit-ups and anything that involves jumping or jerky movements.
Instead, engage in exercises that are safer and better suited to pregnancy, such as walking, swimming, stationary cycling, and squatting. Talk to your doctor for valuable advice in this regard.
Do Not: Lift Anything Heavy
Whether it’s at home or at work, pregnant women should not lift heavy objects, according to the American Pregnancy Association, particularly after the first trimester.
Heavy lifting can be hazardous. It increases the risk of pulling muscles and developing a hernia. It also increases your risk of preterm labor and having a child with a low birth weight.