Ive just like half an hour ago got my BFP and Im already worrying like mad. To try to stave off the crazy I will obsess about other things as I usually do, so I wondered if anyone could advise (I will also talk to my Dr but theyre a nightmare to get in with)
I exercise quite a lot, usually things like yoga and pilates but I have been known to do Zumba, Boxercise etc. Im overweight so those things aint easy, but I have been doing them for a while and pretty regularly.
Last night I was doing Yoga and had an odd twinge during one move. I was quite squished up so its to be expected really. Ive had cramps all weekend - not major ones, just light AF type cramps and some odd stabby pains, nothing like OV pain even so not that painful. At the time I thought AF was coming, now ofc Im worrying.
Would you stop exercising? Its going to be good for the bean but should I switch to swimming or something?
There's actually a type of yoga for pregnant women and it's usually offered at gyms.
also, there are several books on the subject.
I am an avid exerciser and was told by my doctor that I could do whatever I did normally except for sprinting (obviously) and exercises done laying down.
but I can jog, lift weights, stretch, whatever unless it feels uncomfortable to me.
Your heart rate should not go over 140 bpm, however, and you should be maintaining rather then trying to excel or lose weight/tone up.
I'm pretty sure the twinges are normal due to the uterus and ligaments changing, but if you feel pain you should stop.
do whatever feels good and comfortable.
Definitely don't stop exercising! It's fantastic to keep active while pregnant!
Your yoga and pilates should be absolutely fine! When I went to my 6 week appointment the doctor told me to avoid heavy lifting and to avoid exercises like trampolines, jumping rope, etc (anything that you'd be bouncing or jiggling around a lot, basically). But as for aerobics, I think the general rule of thumb is that if you were exercising before pregnancy, it's safe to continue... just try to keep your heartrate below 140bpm. Take it easy-- your body changes when you are pregnant! Your joints soften, your center of gravity changes... so it's easier to take a fall! Just make sure you go easy & stop if you aren't feeling right.
Swimming, walking, yoga, pilates, light aerobics... all of these should be fine. Do what you are comfortable with-- and don't over do it! Good luck & congrats on your pregnancy! x
Yea what these ladies said. I'm still exercising, just toning it down, bought a heart rate monitor to keep track so I dont' go overboard. My trainer said to focus on lighter weights with more reps, rather than heavy weights to gain muscle.
Just don't count on loosing any weight now, just maintain so it's easier to drop off after the baby is born!
Thanks all. I think Im going to just swim for a week or so until I can get an appt with someone medical to check me out, will go back to pilates and yoga after that but leave the more jiggy things to someone else.
I vowed to eat super healthily if i ever got pregnant so im sure Ill lose a bit/maintain just by doing that. blueberries and bananas all the way!
I'm currently 6 weeks and was with my dr last Friday, he told me to keep up the running and cycling as long as I don't push to hard and it feels comfortable. He also suggested that I add some pregnancy pilates into the mix too.
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