Benefits of playing
tennis when pregnant
Dr. Alexis Colvin, USTA Chief Medical Officer | July 15, 2017
Regular exercise provides many benefits for good health, and that doesn't stop for a woman when she becomes pregnant. Staying active is an important part of a healthy pregnancy and is good for both mom and baby.
Exercising while pregnant provides a variety of psychological and physical benefits, including:
1. Improved discomfort of pregnancy from fatigue, varicose veins, leg swelling and low back/pelvic pain
2. Less depression
3. May help ease delivery
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If you are expecting and want to play tennis, here are a few pregnancy pearls to consider:
1. Stay hydrated
2. Wear loose-fitting clothing
3. Consider combining tennis with lower-impact activities, such as swimming
Of course, be sure to get clearance from your OB before starting any exercise program.