When to seek medical help during exercising?

Medical help during exercising

Exercising and Yoga is great for your body during pregnancy. Yoga has a lot of physical and emotional benefits. If you are a beginner, check out our Pregnancy Yoga guide to get started.
Every pregnancy is different and your doctor or fitness expert always suggest exercise regimes according to your special requirements. These exercises and Yoga improve your overall health and well-being. However, at times you may feel low and weak after exercising. This is an indication that something is not right and you need to consult your doctor.
Apart from these, if you experience any of the below mentioned symptoms you must immediately consult your doctor. If your doctor is unavailable or can’t meet you immediately, you should visit the nearest hospital to get a medical check up done. As far as possible, do not do strenuous exercises when you are alone.

Knowing about when you may need medical help during exercising is of prime importance.

Blurred Vision

Blurred eyesight may mean dehydration, low blood sugar or pre-eclampsia. To avoid these, it is recommended eating a light snack a little before you start your workout. Also, keep yourself well hydrated before and during the workout.
When you don’t have enough fluid in your body, it may cause your BP to drop. Your heart has to work harder to supply blood to your baby’s organs.

Leaking Fluid from Vagina

Leaking of fluid from your vagina could mean your water has broken. It means some of the fluid around your baby might be escaping. While this is a sign of approaching labour during the final stages of your pregnancy, it is a sign of at all other times.


Fainting can be because of various reasons. It can happen due to dehydration, low BP, low blood sugar, tiredness. It means you and your baby might not be getting enough oxygen. Hence you should get your checked at once. Make sure you consult with your doctor or fitness expert and make necessary changes to your fitness regime.

Calf Pain

Pain, redness, or swelling in your calf might mean a blood clot has formed. Get it checked at once because it can travel to your brain or lungs. This can be very harmful and must be checked by a doctor immediately.

Vaginal Bleeding

Early on in your pregnancy, vaginal bleeding could mean miscarriage. During the second and third trimester, bleeding could signal premature labour, placental abruption, or placenta previa. As a thumb rule, vaginal bleeding is a medical emergency during pregnancy and you must get in touch with your doctor immediately.

Abdomen Pain

Pain in your abdomen can be due to your ligaments stretching. But you could also have contractions. If pain continues, see your doctor. They will check if you are in labour. In the third trimester, Braxton Hicks contractions are common. They should settle when you sit down or rest. If they persist, get them checked at once.

Change in your baby’s movements

Your doctor may have advised you to keep a track of your baby’s movements. Minor changes in the movement pattern are common, especially towards the end of your pregnancy when your baby has lesser room to manoeuvre. However, any abrupt changes should be immediately checked. Your doctor may suggest an ultrasound to ensure your baby is healthy.