It's worth considering pregnancy as a physical activity in its own right!
The good news is that it is still recommended to carry on doing a physical activity when you are expecting a baby. If there are no reasons not to, an expectant mother can still run approximately up to their 4th month of pregnancy, without forcing it and especially whilst listening to their body. Because what's important is thatyou pay close attention to the transformation taking place and not force it.
To summarise, during this period, don't seek to perform, but look after your well-being. Sport must be linked to enjoyment and less to physical effort like before. Don't try to surpass yourself during these few months.
The goal is to do short amounts of gentle physical activities whilst properly surrounded! If you are keen and/or curious, your health clinic or hospital might offer support to do a suitable sport during pregnancy. If you are already a sportsperson, you might not learn anything you don't already know, but you will be surrounded by good people, supported by professionals, which can be reassuring during a pregnancy.
And you are still left with choice in terms of disciplines you can do, whilst awaiting the arrival of the baby: walking, yoga, pilates and other gentle gym workouts, swimming, cycling or using a scooter on the flat, and other sports that rely more on skill than on putting strain on your body.
Your pregnancy might just be the opportunity to discover archery, dart or skittles! The only rule is to slow down, not push it, and pay close attention to potential contractions you might feel around your tummy. Carrying on doing a sports activity during your pregnancy is even recommended: it's good for you both physically and mentally!