I got a pregnancy yoga dvd. I am 22w 5d and I love it
Thanks, whats the name of the video, I'll check it out!
It depends on what exercise you did before you were pregnant and how fit you were. Walking swimming and yoga are all good if you weren't an exerciser before And they are safe for until the end of you pregnancy.
If you did exercise before, for example run every day you can still continue just not as hard as you used to as your body is used to it and it will not be strained or under pressure. In your third trimester you would have to stop. No abdominal exercise is a must.
Keeping fit is good for and baby. Fresh air is great to help with getting a good nights sleep and the fitter you are the easier labour is (thats what my midwife told me)
Shiva Rea's prenatal yoga
I second swimming! I swam from ~14 weeks until the week I had my daughter with my first pregnancy - it was great exercise that I could pace to how I was feeling that day. It works all muscles concurrently and the buoyancy was great for not feeling heavy/cumbersome.
This time, due to time/schedule constraints, I have been doing more walking and using a bike trainer (turns a bike in to a stationary bike). I just hit 30 weeks and think I may only have a few weeks on the bike left - it's starting to get harder to avoid whacking baby with my thighs!
Ultimately, as claire said, it depends on what activities and fitness level you pursued prior to pregnancy. I would venture to say I toned down to about 60-70% of normal for my first pregnancy, and more this time (bad nausea, child already at home, older, etc). I know someone who ran until a few days before she had her baby and another who rode a 62 mile bike ride at 32 weeks so if you were very active before, keep it up!
as everyone else has said pregnancy yoga, walking and swimming are all great forms of excercise right up until you feel like popping :)
Thanks, I had never thought about swimming before and my neighbor has a pool she NEVER uses! I can get away with asking her if I could use it since I'm pregnant ;)