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prenatal exercises!

Help mommas I'm 16 weeks along. I have no workouts or yoga routine! I want to be doing something to strengthen my back and pelvis and stretch out!! Any suggestions or videos you follow or things I can do. I've been lucky and not had to work out to maintain my 115 pound figure. But now I noticing baby weight and want to stay fit during my pregnancy!!
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I found a yoga routine for pregnant women on youtube that i do 2-3 times a week. I have also found a series of yoga for pregnant women vudeos on youtubw
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Get a bignexercise ball and look up YouTube videos on how to use birthing ball, I also use the ball to hold myself doing squats. And I walk a lot. I've been lagging it the passed two weeks though I need to start again I'm 27+4
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Squats. Lots of squats. Yoga on youtube is wonderful but be sure it is modified for your pregnant self, twists and back bends are not recommended. Be slow and mindful of your body while you stretch and keep a wider stance or use a chair to hold yourself up for any pose where you feel you may lose your balance.
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Thanks momma's any videos on YouTube specifically to watch?? I don't want to Bea huge balloon after this baby is born!
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I do yoga and I just watch videos on YouTube. I searched pregnant yoga routines
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I do multiple yoga routines off of YouTube and I also walk at least 1-2 miles a day. I am 5' and 115lbs before pregnancy and the weight looks a lot different when you are short and small framed so exercise is super important.
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To be honest I just walk my dog and clean the house.

However yoga would be a good routine to take up. Just make sure the routine you are doing is pregnancy friendly.  :)
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Whats if ur not doing any exercises since uve been prego. Would it effect my figure alot afterwards?  Im 26 weeks and ive never been told by my doc to exercise.  But I do want to make sure my figure doesn't change too after tge delivery.  My husband already has started to call me a round ball...teasingly but it bothers me.
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I do Shannon Dougherty prenatal work out series. It's on the All Fitness app on my roku, free. Might be on you tube. It's great!!
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@ana1281 pregnancy will most likely change your body even if you do exercise. My body has never gone back to my cute little figure I had before my first baby. Your hips change and hormones are crazy. But you can start exercising now to reduce drastic changes, just start walking everyday for a mile or two and maybe take up yoga.
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Whoops I meant @ana1291
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Thanks!! I walk a good 8-10 miles the five days I work. So I know I'm getting the reccomended 30- and hour of exercise. I just don't want to be super big. I've been 130-140 pounds and I just remember looking into the mirror going in huge. Started drinking and partying I was 16-17 mind you and it disappeared. Can't tell you how but bam back down to where I was press baby 112. So I'm fine with gaining weight and keeping it I'd just rather be healthy weight!! Thanks everyone congratulations!! Sorry story here..^^
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