Can I still perform any usual routine of exercise now that I am in the 2nd trimester?
This will depend on the nature of your routine exercise. For women who engage in brisk walking and jogging, they can still continue as this is very safe for mother and baby, as for as you do not go beyond your exercise tolerance level. This is to say that as soon as you feel tired or exhausted, you have to stop that particular exercise and you should make your exercise target modest and realistic. You may not be able to meet these exercise targets you use to achieve in your pre-pregnancy state. Swimming and cycling are also safe. Some exercises are no longer realistic at this stage of pregnancy. Some examples are skiing and horse riding as they increase the chances of accidents due to an alteration of your postural balance in pregnancy.