(Closed) Anyone exercising while pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Tracy Anderson!!  I swear by her mat dvd.  She also has a 9 disc(one for every month) pregnancy DVD series coming out in March that I plan on buying.  Her stuff is nice because its low impact but you definitely feel the burn!

I looked into pre-natal yoga and will sign up later in March as they suggest that you are at least 14 weeks when you start.  Unfortunetly after the wedding I went into a fitness slump so there is nothing that I was doing already that I can do now.  Add the nausea only calmed by carbs from the 1st trimester and its not pretty. :/

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I gave up exercise at 6 weeks, so I didn’t get much time with exercise and being pregnant but I was told I could continue doing what I was doing prior – IE running, hiking, walking, zumba, etc.

I would have continued, but I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and wound up losing 18lbs by about week 16. It was horrible and I was still throwing up daily until just a few weeks ago (I’m 37w 4d now). Somehow coming down with a sinus infection helped curb my puking, but I’m still nauseous daily and on medication – I am over my original starting weight though and can go back to exercising if I want, but I lost that motivation.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@hergreenapples:  Do you push yourself as hard doing Crossfit while pregnant? I have done a few Crossfit classes and they are full on! They feel great but really push your body. Do you find you have to change up many exercises?

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@FauxBoho:  Crossfit is all about scaleability. There are 70 year olds at my gym and 20 year olds and we are participate in the same classes. I’ve had to modify more as I’ve progressed through my pregnancy – things like box jumps and and other explosive movements have been replaced with gentler modifications, I’ve scaled back on weight, and I no longer go balls-to-the-wall on met-cons –  and my body does a good job of telling me what I can and can’t do. Having said that, I still get a lot out of my classes, in fact, they are often among the best parts of my week!

There is a wealth of excellent information on crossfitting while pregnant on this site: crosfitmom.com.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

@hergreenapples:  Yes thats the key! Keep to what you were doing before. Healthy mum,healthy baby. x

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Right now I’m spending 5 weeks in our farm thus all I can do is walk! I walk about 1hrs to 2 hrs everyday up and down slopEs. Im 18w and hope to do more later oN when back in civilization! such as water aerobics and Pilates both for pregnancy. I can’t stress how important exercise is for a pg lady but only if you’re given the go ahead by your oB. in some cases it’s not allowed. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am!!  I am walking for 45 minutes everyday before work, so 5 times a week.  It makes me feel better and even though I am only 15w3d I am going to try and not gain more than 20 pounds since I was about 10 pounds overweight to begin with.  Exercising is great for you and baby and is even beneficial to help with your delivery!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

Did you exercise before pregnancy? My OB said I could continue anything I did beforehand just use common sense. I always hear swimming is great during pregnancy especially in the 3rd trimester – currently in the process of deciding which prenatal aquarobics class to take at which pool! Also, I really like exercises with an exercise ball and stretches/yoga. The exercise ball can come in handy during labor too!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hergreenapples:  what she said. 🙂

keeping active is one if the best things you can do during pregnancy. You just need to dial down the intensity of your workouts. (If you did work out intensely before) 

its not the time to take up jogging, but you’re already a runner, it’s fine to continue within reason. I’ve stopped my cardio salsa classes because I’m still in early pregnancy and dealing with exhaustion and nausea, but I can’t wait to start feeling good again to go. Right now I’m walking a lot, going to the gym once a week to do light cardio on the elliptical and some weights, and swimming. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hubby and I go walking each day and we are continuing that through the pregnancy unless we are told differently.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m almost 20 weeks and I’ve been exercising almost every day- elliptical, treadmill with light weights, and I also do the Physique 57 dvds with the prenatal modifications.  It’s working great for me!  Like others said, studies have show that exercise is supposed to shorten labor, and help you “bounce back” body wise after birth, so I’m all for it!

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@hergreenapples:  I second crossfit and crossfitmom.com.  I’m 37 weeks and still going strong with my scaled workouts.  I’ve found through pregnancy that a good workout will turn any achy grumpy hormonal day around.   

 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Corduroy:  You are awesome! I aspire to still be crossfitting at 37 weeks! I hear you – I have actually never enjoyed the gym as much as I have while pregnant. It makes me feel so good – boosts my energy and I love knowing that I’m doing all that I can to stay healthy for my baby 🙂

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsB1015:  I don’t think you can do it on ibooks.  if you don’t have a google account, you would have to download some rss reader app.  maybe someone else can recommend a good one?

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@hergreenapples:  Thank you for the info! I am not pregnant or TTC yet, but I have started a crossfit like classes in hopes that I can keep working out and stay in shape when we eventually do start TTC in a year or so. You are just giving me so much hope that I can stay in shape when the time comes!

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