Exercise during pregnancy is beneficial and to be encouraged. Most women can safely maintain their pre-pregnancy level of exercise, although they may tire more easily. 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day is recommended during pregnancy. Women with complicated pregnancies or a serious medical condition, or those who exercise at the elite athlete level, may need to modify their program. As a general rule, contact sports are best avoided. Many women find swimming or just being in water helpful – particularly later in pregnancy. In addition there are a range of pregnancy specific Pilates and Yoga classes.