Physical activity of pregnant women was analysed based on literature data and personal clinical experience.
Many anatomical, physiological and metabolic changes develop during pregnancy, which are to create
optimal conditions for foetal development. Gestational adaptive changes are similar to those observed in
sportsmen. Moreover, the biochemical basis of physical activity and effects of exercises on the development of pregnancy and foetal health were discussed. Appropriate physical activity during pregnancy is beneficial for health.
Key words: physical activity, pregnancy