(Closed) Anyone exercising while pregnant?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not pregnant but one of my favourite bloggers (the blonde ponytail) is pregnant and she writes a lot about exercise and pregnancy. I think it’d be worth a look to get some ideas about what you should and shouldn’t do. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh yes.  Swimming is the very best (if you have access) and walking is also the very best.  I do stairs because it is so cold outside and I get super itchy from the cold humid air.  (I use a double railing for safety.)  I also recommend the Bradley classes because they teach you specific daily exercises to prepare for labor and delivery.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I read that you could continue doing most of the exercises you currently do with a few adjustments as your belly starts growing (unless they’re really high intensity).

I do yoga and pilates pretty religiously, and as long as I feel up to it, I’m going to continue going. Pilates is supposed to be great for you because it strengthens your core, but you have to be careful when you’re doing any positions on your stomach.

I also plan to continue running, but I’ll probably switch to do shorter intervals (running for 5 minutes, walking for 5…etc) instead of a straight 5k.

My goal is to stay as active as possible as long as possible!

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I go to Zumba 3-4 days a week and walk, swim, or do the elliptical other days. My doctor advises that you can do the same things you did before pregnancy with only a few restrictions. I stopped running when I had sevvere morning sickness. I’d ask your doc what he/she is ok with you doing and go from there!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

30 weeks and still going to crossfit 2-3x a week, plus some prenatal power yoga.

Exercise during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. There are, sadly, still a lot of outdated myths out there about what pregnant women shouldn’t do. If you were exercising pe-pregnancy you should be able to stick with that routine once you’re pregnant.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jenangeles:  Silly question – how do you follow bloggers? Do you just frequent their websites and look for updates?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of walking and I bought a couple different pregnancy exercise videos off of Amazon to switch things up. Exercising during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do unless you have a condition that contraindicates exercise during pregnancy. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As @skipper2010: said, if you and your baby are healthy then exercise is really important! You can do anything that does not put you at risk for falling (like riding a bike), overheating, or putting too much pressure on your belly. Walking, running, yoga, swimming, elliptical, spinning, Zumba- take your pick! Once you get bigger, I’ve heard that belly bands/bras are lifesavers for moms-to-be.

When we were discussing this topic in grad school, my professor said that women who exercise consistently during pregnancy have shorter and easier labor. Case in point- she was in labor for an hour and a half with her first!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I do prenatal pilates and yoga with walking until it’s warm enough to swim =]

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Definitely look into yoga. I have read wonderful things. Congratulations!

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsB1015:  I add them all to my google reader so I only have to look 1 place for updates.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jenangeles:  So if I have an ipad with ibooks – I can subscribe to blogs using that?   Or is it through your e-mail address?  Again – sorry if these are rudamentary questions I just have never done it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@vermonster:  That’s my motivation halfway through a sweaty Zumba class when I want to quit… I repeat to myself “shorter easier labor! shorter easier labor!” and then suddenly I don’t mind the last 30 minutes 😉

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