“This article is interesting.┬áRaul Artal, M.D. says that it’s “generally safe to lift up to 30 pounds (or one 15 pound dumbell in each hand), if you’re pregnant,” but there is no mention of the woman’s fitness level prior to getting pregnant. Some women are simply much more fit and strong than others, and 15 pounds might be pretty light weight for them. Furthermore, his comments about blood being diverted away from internal organs and to muscle is rather normal…right? I would imagine a fetus can handle a temporary decrease in nutrients and oxygen. Moreover, the “decrease” is just that, a decrease, not a cessation.”
Dr. John Blenio’s comments ~

Anyway, click on the article link to read what “Women’s Health Magazine” has to say about this topic:

http://blog.womenshealthmag.com/scoop/is-it-safe-to-lift-while-pregnant/