(Closed) Early pregnancy and exercise….is zumba ok?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends if you are physically active before the pregnancy. I know my friend ran from the start up until 35 weeks and only because she was getting uncomfortable. 

Post # 5
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You should be fine. It can take awhile to get pregnant, so even if you pretty much conceived immediately, you might not even realize it until the class is over. Pregnancy shouldn’t limit your activities.

Post # 6
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, totally fine.  My friend is 5 months and still bikes 16 miles a day (total) as part of her commute, including lifting her bike on and off the train. She said she can’t do situps anymore, but it becomes very clear when that’s no longer an option!

Post # 7
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

You can continue to do your normal activities even after you concieve. Its actually good for you to excercise, you just cant lift. I wouldnt recommend doing pushups after  your far along and such but things like zumba should be fine expecially if you arent pregnant yet. So by the class is over even if you got pregnant soon your class would probably be over before you even started to show. You can even run!!

Post # 8
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dr said it’s totally ok to continue to do anything your body is used to doing – so if you’re active, it’s ok to stay active!  He did say to just make sure to stay hydrated and listen to your body…. I ran my first half marathon at about 6.5 weeks, and seems all is well (two days to go…hopefully!).  Keeping active during pregnancy is a good thing!

Post # 9
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

There is no problem to continue being active just as you were before. But keep in mind that for some (i.e. me!), the first weeks of pregnancy (i.e. until week 10 and still counting) just feel miserable and it’s hard to keep it up. I’m trying to gradually get back into it now, but between extreme fatigue and constant nausea, I have to admit I skipped a few classes.

I’m running and doing martial arts (obviously without contact now and only with my husband as a partner). I just started spinning classes again and think this is something I will be able to pursue for the rest of my pregnancy, and maybe go to aquafitness when I stop running..

My doc told be to be aware of the temperature, it was her only recommendation for exercice – not to get too hot.

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