Did you exercise while pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What is/ was your activity level while pregnant?

    No physical activity for me really

    A walk here and there

    I continued to work out through my pregnancy (weights or cardio)

  • Post # 2
    Hostess
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Aside from walking our dogs, I’ve been doing prenatal yoga. There’s a weekly class in my county that I do and sometimes I’ll also do some classes that I’ve found on YouTube.  I’ve been doing yoga since before I was pregnant and started the prenatal yoga classes when I was about 8 weeks along. 

    I feel like I should do more but it’s been so hot here that I haven’t been very motivated. 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    My trainer told me whatever I did before pregnancy, I can continue to do as long as I’m listening to my body and taking it back a notch. I still work out in ways similar to the intensity of beach body, I just go slower and take a break when I feel my heart rate get too high or I get out of breath. Other than that, I’m modifying in terms of ab work and overhead lifting. So yah, working out with weights and kettlebells etc but not sure how long I’ll be able to. I’m only 6 weeks. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’m 29 weeks.. I walk the dog 1-2x per day.. it’s not nothing.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    For me it really varied by trimester. First trimester I was incredibly nauseous and fatigued, so I didn’t do a lot after 8 weeks. I walked my dog and did yoga or pilates on occasion. Second trimester I felt much better and exercise picked up. It was also summer by then so I jogged, walked, swam, or hiked almost every day and even managed a little biking before I became too weeble-wobble. Now I’m 32 weeks and am getting pretty uncomfortable with round ligament and back pain, so I’m back to lower-impact exercise. And I think by the very end I will count things like “getting out of bed” and “going to the bathroom to pee 1 million times” as exercise…

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    I do exercise I now walk to and from work and we usually go for a walk for an hour after dinner 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

     No,  but I wish I had!!!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    i have always run between 40-50 miles a week.   While pregnant, I cut down to about 30-35 unitl the third trimester and then about 20 until the last few weeks.    This was usually accomplished by several smaller length runs with one of 10ish miles per week        I also swam laps at the local Y.    My mom is from Germany and keeping up with your regular routine was the norm.    As always, consult your doctor and starting a new regimen might not be wise

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

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    brittnamrogo :  that’s sort of why its 1-2.. dog always gets two walks, just.. some of them are without me lol.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I was one of those women who started working out AFTER I got pregnant like I didn’t even walk lol. I joined a gym and signed up with a trainer who I saw once a week, I had done CrossFit in the past so I knew how to workout but I wanted someone that could help me modify the workouts to fit my pregnancy. It was very good for me and helped keep me on track, I worked out till I was 8 months pregnant then just switched to walks around the block 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    I walked some, but that was about it. My “little guy” made things rather uncomfortable after like 20 weeks. I’m not a big eater though, so I never was really concerned about my weight. If I was, I probably would have tried to do more. 

    Do what’s comfortable, outside that, meh. 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

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    brittnamrogo :  Jogging was comfortable for me for quite awhile! Granted I was getting slower and slower toward the end. Once I was starting to show I did wear a belly band (the support belt kind, not the type that lets you wear your pants unbuttoned for a few extra weeks). And good quality, supportive maternity jogging and yoga pants and, later in pregnancy, bras were a must for me. I think that those garments also reduced the “jiggling Jello baby” effect and those worries about bouncing it around too much.

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