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A guide to the best pregnancy workouts on YouTube

Pregnancy fitness videos on YouTube

Exercising throughout your pregnancy is important for both you and your growing baby. It keeps you fit and healthy and your body in tip-top condition. 

While long workouts at the gym might be out of the question during your pregnancy, there are lots of workouts you can do in your own home. You might also feel less self-conscious and more comfortable working out in your living room than at the gym. 

Pregnancy fitness workouts on YouTube are a great way to keep fit in the comfort of your own home. And now we’ve all got smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs, it is easier than ever to stream YouTube videos to watch straight away. We round up the best pregnancy fitness videos on Youtube, from stretches to yoga and even those dreaded cardio workouts!

9 pregnancy fitness workouts on YouTube:

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1) Pregnancy Yoga, Katy Appleton

Yoga is well known for its beneficial properties whether you are pregnant, trying for a baby, a new mum, or just a regular Joe needing to keep in shape. Not only will yoga strengthen and tone your body during pregnancy, but it will help you stay calm and centred too. 

Katy Appleton is the instructor for this series on TONIC, a women's lifestyle channel. Katy runs Apple Yoga, which offers yoga classes and workshops as well as online courses. With more than 2million views on YouTube, this one is a pregnancy yoga favourite. 
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2) Pregnancy Unleashed, Diana Antholis

Stay healthy during pregnancy with the Pregnancy Unleashed Prenatal Series from Diana Antholis, personal trainer, best-selling author and lifestyle coach. The videos include pregnancy stretches to relieve everyday aches and pains and stability ball exercises for back and pelvic pain relief which can be used before and during pregnancy.
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3) Prenatal Yoga: 5 poses for all trimesters, Adriene Mishler

Adriene Mishler, actress and yoga enthusiast, provides you with five safe poses to do practice while you are pregnant. Learn happy and healthy poses for both mum and baby with a strong focus on the breath. Take your time, listen and connect to your intuitive self. 
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4) 20 Minute First Trimester Cardio Workout, BodyFit by Amy Schemper

Being pregnant doesn't mean you can't get your blood pump and heart racing doing some cardio! This 20 minute workout features cardio exercises for your first trimester of pregnancy. The exercises feature safe yet effective moves with different options depending on your fitness level. Get your heart pumping just enough while strengthening all your muscles and preparing you for delivery.
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5) Second Trimester Workout, Anna Sacone

This workout takes you through several rounds of pregnancy safe exercise to strengthen those muscles! For this video, Youtuber and mother Anna Sacone is joined by Lucy Wyndham-Read, a personal trainer and at home workout guru.
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6) Prenatal Safe Stretch Routine, Elle Lindquist

Elle Lindquist, mum and lifestyle vlogger talks you through some stretches to help you relax and unwind. These stretches are aimed at relieving restless leg syndrome, IT Band pain, Sciatica and SI Joint pain associated with pregnancy. These stretches will reduce stress and improve your sleep too. Plus you can do this stretch routine at any trimester or even when you aren't pregnant!
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7) Pregnancy Pilates, Jen Chae and Cassey Ho

Pilates is a great exercise to do while pregnant. It improves posture, flexibility, balance and prepares you both mentally and physically for pregnancy, labour and the demands of motherhood.

This video features a quick, everyday workout routine that any mama-to-be can do to stay fit during pregnancy. Jen Chae, beauty blogger and Youtuber is joined by Cassey Ho, an award-winning fitness instructor and entrepreneur founder of Blogilates.
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8) Full Body Prenatal Workout, Lauren Hefez

This full body workout is perfect for any trimester of pregnancy. Lauren Hefez, a Youtuber, mother, pilates and barre teacher, guides you through breathing, stretches and low impact cardio exercises to get your blood pumping.
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9) Pregnancy Fitness Exercises, Mother & Baby

With several videos to choose from, our quick workouts filmed with Joan Murphy, a co-founder of Frame fitness studios in London, show you lots of achievable exercises for pregnancy. Once you’ve had your baby, we’ve got new mum workout exercises to do with your baby too!

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