(Closed) Barre while Pregnant

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

LavenderBride24:  As far as I know laying in your back is not a problem until you are past 4 months or after 16 weeks due to the increased uterus and baby. The issue is with blocking blood flow to the uterus while laying down on your back and putting extra weight in your spine. I think you should be ok since you’re still early in pregnancy. You can always double check with your doctor.

Post # 3
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I work at a barre studio, we have many pregnant clients. Just make sure to let your know instructor know, there are many variations for almost every exercise so she should be able to find a method which will safely work for you. 

Most of our pregnant clients take class up until a few weeks before their due date. 


Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

LavenderBride24:  I go to barre 4-5 times a week and there are a few pregnant ladies I see often! They definitely modify some of the exercises, but overall, I am impressed with what they can do while pregnant. One of the women looks like she’s very far along, too. Talk to your teachers, I’m sure they can recommend modifications for certain exercises.

Post # 5
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

LavenderBride24:  I do ballet beautiful, by NYC ballerina, and she has a whole series for pregnant ladies That she shot while pregnant:-) floor, barre, and mat exercises.

Post # 7
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

LavenderBride24:  I haven’t been doing barre, but I’m 37 weeks preganant and have still been going to yoga. For poses on my back, I do them and haven’t had any issues. I just make sure to roll to my side and then prop myself up with my arm instead of sitting striaght up (less extertion on your abs, which you want to avoid late in pregnancy). For final resting pose, I lay propped up on a bolster rather than directly on my back.

You should be totally fine doing similar things in barre, and as previous posters have said, the instructors are all amazing at modifying as needed for pregnancy.

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