What about exercise?

Exercise uses up glucose to provide energy to your body, so exercise is an important part of managing your glucose levels. Just being on your feet helps so try to stay up or go for a walk for 10-15 minutes after your meals. If you do this, by the end of the day you’ll have managed over half an hour of movement. That’s all you need! Of course if you usually do more exercise you can continue with your usual routine. Other ways to help may be walking to the local shop instead of driving, doing some window shopping at your local centre or getting off the bus a stop or two earlier.

Pregnancy yoga, pilates, swimming, aquarobics, walking…whatever takes your fancy. High intensity exercise isn’t recommended when you are pregnant, so stick to  low to moderate exercise that doesn’t make you huff and puff too much. So don’t start doing anything dramatically different. Instead, think about how you can include a bit more activity into your normal day. Keep in mind that too much exercise can limit too much of the baby’s energy source so you want the balance just right. Speak to your obstetrician or midwife if you need more advice on this.