No, as long as you have no medical conditions you should keep as active as you can without overdoing it. Gone are the days when a woman is 'confined', thank goodness, and swimming and walking are top of the activity list from health professionals. I'm a big believer that the more active you are the less likely you are to go over your due date :-)
I was told that if you were active before your pregnancy you can remain active throughout. If you weren't a walker before during your pregnancy you might want to take it slow at first. I don't believe it is recommended to start anything too rigorous at that stage if you haven't been doing it all along, because it may encourage early labor if you push yourself too hard all of a sudden.
i not only walk, but do yoga and work out with a trainer 3 days a week and am almost 33 weeks pregnant. as long as you have no medical issues, exercise is good for you and the baby (within reason)
listen to your body and don't do anything that exhausts you or that puts pressure on your back, etc.
common sense is a good thing :)
exercise is good.. but when I asked my mid-wife if walking would make a difference for going into labor spontaniously for a VBAC.. she said no- it is a waste of time and energy before preparing your body for birth.. so that confuses me a bit. But if it's not going to help induce labor, walking should be fine depending on your health and comfort.
I know my hips hurt like crazy after walking and or shopping too long.
Its just because recently we have has transportation issues and I have been laking from bus stop to bus stop. I'm not in any bad shape but the other day my bf and I had to walk 6 miles and I wasn't sure if that was pushin it too much. The next day I was hurting pretty bad but I'm thinking its normal
I vowed I would exercise more this time, but it just hasn't happened. When the kids are sleeping, sleep just sounds so much better to me too. I did walk about 6 miles at 39 weeks, in the August heat, pushing a stroller at 3cm and 75% effaced thinking this would surely do it. Not a thing happened, but me being tired and miserable. You do what you have to do, I hope you find some time to put your feet up too. Never again will I try walking to induce labor, I'm going with more relaxation, baths, and sleep this time.