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Top 8 Exercise Videos and DVDs for Pregnant Women

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Updated March 15, 2012

Continuing to exercise during pregnancy can be a great way to stay strong, toned and maintain your endurance. A high level of fitness can help you adjust to the rigors of pregnacy and labor, as well as get back into shape after your baby is born. While walking and swimming are ideal forms of endurance exercise, theses exercise programs are a nice addition and can be done at home. ** It's advised that you get your doctor's ok before beginning an exercise program during pregnancy.

1. Kathy Smith's Pregnancy Workout

One of the best and highly recommended tapes is this one. Fitness expert Kathy Smith was pregnant during the research and production of this program. Both pre- and post-natal segments, produced with consultation from three top physicians, contain warm-ups, stretches, aerobic routines and toning exercises for the entire body
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2. Denise Austin Pregnancy Plus Workout

A total fitness program that will keep you in shape during your entire childbirth year. A fun, easy-to-follow and safe way and then takes you through the 'after baby shape-up' to help you get fit after your baby is born when you need that attention for those problem areas.
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3. Simple Yoga for Pregnancy

A basic yoga tape for pregnant women. The focus is on how yoga can relieve some of the tension experienced by the body as it goes through the changes caused by pregnancy, the instructors present simple exercises designed to combat pain and keep mothers-to-be in good shape.
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4. Yoga Postures for Pregnancy

This prenatal fitness program for expecting mothers is designed to exercise the mind, body and spirit through gentle yet invigorating yoga positions and breathing techniques.
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5. Buns of Steel 8 - Pregnancy Workout

This prenatal fitness program for expecting mothers is designed to exercise the mind, body and spirit through gentle yet invigorating yoga positions and breathing techniques.
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6. Yoga Zone - Postures for Pregnancy

A good tape for mom's to be who want to continue yaog during their pregnancy. This exercise routine shows a variety of yoga postures that are safe and helpful during pregnancy.
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7. Pilates in Pregnancy

This DVD provides Pilates workouts for women in various stages of pregnancy. Offering tips for both during and after pregnancy, the program contains a comprehensive series of Pilates exercises.
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8. Leisa Hart's FitMama Prenatal Workout

Available in both DVD in VHS, Buns of Steel instructor Leisa Hart helps expectant mothers stay physically fit with this safe and effective prenatal workout. The workout mixes dance, yoga, and relaxation techniques to guide a woman through every stage of pregnancy.
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