During pregnancy and labour, there are numerous physical and hormonal changes that occur. These physical and hormonal changes help optimise your body to house, feed, nurture, and protect your growing baby. For healthy pregnant women, regular exercise will help with your mental and physical well-being. It can help ease constipation, backaches, and swelling, keep your cardiovascular system strong, reduce your risk of pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, and prepare your body for labour and birth. Being physically fit during pregnancy will also help with your recovery postpartum.