(Closed) Any other bees?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@r_hink:  Hi! I have a walking routine during pregnancy that I have been keeping up, since the walks are of my dog so I have to! I don’t know if it’s made a major difference, other than that I feel like I am doing what I can to keep things moving along digestively and building up muscles with my increasing weight. I don’t think that it gives me any more energy like it’s supposed to, because when I am exhausted I am still exhausted after my walk. I think that walking, swimming, and yoga are the three recommended exercises which are safe throughout your pregnancy! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been trying to walk more.  Hopefully the indoor swimming pool in our area will open because I really want to start swimming a couple days a week.  I don’t have a bathing suit though and am thinking if I want to be that weirdo who wears light clothes swimming 😛

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I walk when I can but it’s very cold and snowy here in MA at this time of year so that makes it tough. I do have a recumbent bike at home that I try to spend at least 20 – 30 minutes on a few times a week.

We’re planning on spending 10 days in Myrtle Beach at the beginning of March and I’m hoping to walk every day that we’re down there – depending on how I’m feeling at 30/31 weeks!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I walk at a pretty fast pace on the treadmill every day and go to Zumba once or twice a week along with eating pretty healthy…. and I’m still just gaining and gaining. Sigh. My genetic makeup seems more like a grizzly bear preparing to hibernate than a normal pregnant woman.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi!  I either jogged, did the stair stepper or treadclimber up until about 18 weeks.  Around then, I started to get braxton hicks contractions whenever I would really get going.  I now stick to walking and try to do that several times a week.  I feel like it’s helped me keep my weight in check and in the beginning it really helped “perk” me up when I’d fall into the afternoon slump at work. 

I am 24 weeks now and hope to keep it up as long as my body allows.  I am hoping staying in shape will help get my body back after the baby arrives.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@r_hink:  I’m not sure if it has bc I haven’t stopped exercising to find out! I am 5’7 and was 122 when I got pregnant. I’m up to 139 at 20.5 weeks

Post # 11
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861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@r_hink: lucky you with more energy! I am a slug regardless!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I tried to stay pretty active up until the last couple weeks of pregnancy. I felt my best during the second trimester. I gained 40 pounds but I was pretty much on the thin side to begin with. Thankfully two weeks after delivery I have been dropping weight dramatically. It did help me feel better and it did help with the constipation. My best advice? Watch your sugar intake….

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Obesity in pregnancy can lead to serious problems including foetal abnormalities, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and even death of the mother, or the baby through stillbirth. 

An overweight woman is also more likely to require a caesarean because either she or the baby is too big.

Little wonder, then, that NHS guidelines published in July 2010 state that a pregnant woman must be advised on diet and exercise at the earliest opportunity.

The advice highlights that eating for two is a dangerous myth – no extra calories are needed until the third trimester, and even then only a further 200 a day are recommended.

In an average healthy pregnancy, only between 5 lb and 8 lb of weight gained should be body fat – the rest is baby, placenta, amniotic fluids and water retention. 

And at least 30 minutes a day of a moderately intensive activity such as swimming, brisk walking or strength-conditioning is strongly recommended, safe and beneficial.

 

 

After a pregancy scare my Fiance looked more into this, I was worried about gaining weight and not being able to run. But he read about studies where pregnant people actually ran about 5 miles, 4 times a week up to about 27 weeks. On an extreme case, one lady ran till she was 39 weeks. She was in labour for 1 hour, and a month later she was back to her size before becoming pregnant (although lets call this a 1 out of a 1000 chance) 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Darling Husband and I went back to the gym before we found out I was PG. It’s still early but we are still going to the gym. I walk on the treadmill or do light eliptial and some low impact weight resistance machines. I’ve also been trying to take a 15 min break at work every day to go outside and walk.

We’re also eating a lot better and I’m on day 10 without any pop!

 

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