(Closed) special exercises during pregnancy – recommendations?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Bump for OP.

I don’t have any but I’d love to hear from anyone with experience! I was pretty active as well pre-pregnancy and now I’m nervous to really do much exercise, but I know it’s important to keep up my strength!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d do pregnancy yoga. As for working your abs, you can do things from horse pose. You’ll mostly be working your butt and back, but you’ll get some core work too.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Honestly my exercise routine just went out the window when I got pregnant. I had (maybe still have) a SCH, so I’ve really taken it seriously easy. 

That said, I found that prenatal yoga is great for stretching out aching muscles, and walking helps keep everything loose. For the first half of my pregnancy I was able to walk good, solid distances at a good, fast pace (either outside or on a treadmill). This far along I start waddling and cramping, so my walks are short and slow, but I still sleep better when I’ve both done yoga and taken a walk.

If in doubt, talk to your doctor, or check out fitpregnancy.com. They email me different stretches and exercises to try, and have a boatload of suggestions on their website.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I’ve really been enjoying prenatal yoga. I wouldnt say its a huge “workout” compared to what I would normally do (I love to run!) but afterwards I feel calm, relaxed, streched and strengthened. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee

@zen bride:  I swim for an hour everyday. It’s a total body workout Smile

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did pilates during the first tri.  Along with about a 20 min walk.  Then second tri I got big fast so I cut out the pilates and now I swim and still walk when it isn’t 100 degrees outside.  Occasionally i’ll do lounges and squats.  And try to do Kegels to help with bladder leakage and labor/delivery.  I’m not good about do kegels but I’ve tried.

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