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 # 31
    1546 posts
    Bumble bee

    Not much to be honest. Prior to pregnancy I loved hiking but I found during pregnancy that I could only go 1-2 miles at most and not as regularly.  My first trimester was a complete write off due to morning sickness. I regained energy in the second trimester but then I struggled with my hips. Now i’m 33 weeks and my hips combined with serious acid reflux/vomiting and baby sitting on my bladder means i’m sedentary now. 

    Post # 32
    1366 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Pre-preg I worked out fairly intensely 3-4 times a week. As soon as I got pregnant, I just feel out of breath so easily and it’s frustrating. We moved to a bigger house when I was 8 weeks, and now carrying the laundry up the basement stairs and up the stairs to the 2nd floor has me winded. I need to put the basket down, sit on the bed and breathe. Is this normal?! I’m almost 14 weeks now.


    That being said, I stopped the intense work outs and now I walk the dog religiously, every morning for 2-3 miles (depending on the day and weather). 

    Post # 33
    9 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m 38.5 weeks now and just finished a weightlifting workout at the gym (I am very compfietavle with weights and know my body very well). Last week I went on a 9 mile hike with 1,200ft elevation gain. I also swim regularly and sometimes bike (never on a road with cars, always on a paved trail). Before my tummy got too big I would go to town on a heavy bag (I have 12 years of Muay Thai under my belt)  

    I feel my best when I move around. When I don’t, I’m sluggish and tired and neither baby nor I are happy.


    Everybody’s pregnancy is different. I’ve had people tell me, ‘No way, you can’t do that! Go take a seat, you are pregnant!’ Yet, both I and the baby are very healthy, I feel better than ever and look great. So I must be doing something right (when it comes to my own situation)

    Post # 34
    9 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    mrscb2bee :  that’s what I’ve heard about pregnancy – you get out of breath. Funny thing though, normally I have really bad exercise-induced asthma, and once I got pregnant it went away and I was able to finally breathe!!! 

    I could do intense cardio without dying! Even now, when I’m 1.5 weeks away from my due date I breathe better than I ever did. 


    I guess living with asthma set my set my expectations real low lol

    Post # 36
    910 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    First trimester I did prenatal yoga 1-3 times a week (15-45min workouts) if I wasn’t too nauseated. I just did home workouts from YouTube because there were definitely weeks I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything. From 13-22 weeks I felt great so I kept doing yoga and used an exercise bike at the gym 1-2x a week. Then I started having preterm labor so I got put on modified bedrest and barely moved for the rest of my pregnancy. 

    Post # 37
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I do cardio at a local gym for 40-60 minutes three times a week 🙂 

    Post # 38
    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    i wanted to keep up with running after i got pregnant, but my first trimester was too rough nausea wise, and once i hit my second trimester running down the street after the dog was enough to make me want to puke. im jealous of anyone who can keep up with running while pregnant. I miss it, it was my one and only way to de stress…. Now i just eat away my stress with copious amounts of menchies fro yo, lol. 

    Post # 39
    7439 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

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    Kslim13 :  im jealous of anyone who can keep up with running while pregnant. I miss it, it was my one and only way to de stress…. Now i just eat away my stress with copious amounts of menchies fro yo, lol.

    Right there with ya girl. I was in really great shape when I got pregnant. I had gotten back into running as a way to de-stress (was dealing with a lot of TTC-related anxiety after my MC in December). I fully intended to keep it up throughout the pregnancy, but starting at about 5 weeks I became a useless, vomiting blob. Started feeling better around 16 weeks but just never got into a regular workout regimen again. Now my due date is 6 weeks away and I’ve fully given up…I’m actually sitting here eating raw cookie dough out of a tube. Yep.

    Post # 40
    1714 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes, I tried to get in exercise when I could. I did yoga, walking, jogging, and some biking right up until I gave birth practically.  But nothing hard core.

    Post # 41
    3107 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

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    brittnamrogo :  Just walking, I got a fitbit and tried to get my steps in most days. That is until I developed bad pelvic pain, since then I’ve just been on my butt mostly unfortunately.

    Post # 42
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Greenspot Farms

    I wasn’t active before pregnancy. I hate working out.

    I’m 29 weeks preggo now and since my morning sickness ended I have been getting up at 4:19 am to take the dogs on a 1.5 mile brisk walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays I do prenatal yoga at a studio for an hour.

    I’m also an 8th grade teacher so I’m on my feet and walking most of the day.

    Post # 43
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Definitely still working out during pregnancy because I don’t want to be out of shape and starting to try to get back in shape after I give birth.  It is so much easier to be an active parent and to “bounce back” if you stay fit during your pregnancy.

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