While you’re pregnant, one of your main aims is to make sure your baby is safe. To do that you choose healthy food and exercise regularly – but what about every day activities or physical training you may wish to undertake?
Taking CPR classes and tests while pregnant
During a low risk pregnancy, CPR classes are not hugely demanding physically and instructors are happy to provide help if you need it. In some cases, an instructor may allow you to take the test on a table top, or offer you other small ways of managing the test without over exerting yourself.
If you’re not sure about whether you’ll be comfortable in the class or have extra support if you need it, ask the instructor ahead of time. That way, they can be aware and prepared if needed.
There’s no issue with maintaining the same level of physical exertion and exercise during pregnancy as you did before it. It’s only an issue if it’s outside your previous level of physical exertion.
As with anything during pregnancy, don’t push yourself. If you feel tired or unable to continue, always stop or ask for a break. If you ever have any concerns about your pregnancy and what you’re able to do, always seek advice from a medical professional who knows your full health history.