Any recommendations of what to take up would be appreciated!
I'm now 14 weeks pregnant and am looking forward to doing some exercise following 12 weeks spent as a couch potato!
walking and pelvic floor, BORING I know, but the best. Maybe swiming too, but dont head off jogging if you normally wouldnt!
just wondering should you abstain, ha what a word, from exercise for the first 12 weeks??? am only 6 weeks and worried something will go wrong, prob best to take it easy is it?
brisk walking, swimming and pelivs exercises ive read are the best to do..
No I asked the doctor this and have read lots of books, they say you should still exercise: exercise is good! But don't overdo it. Never take on something like a marathon or a triathlon is the only thing the doc said, but everything else at a good-moderate level is good for you! Your fitness levels would dramatically drop if you did nothing for 12 weeks
but seriously the amount of walking I did meant DD was fully engaged at 36 weeks and she arrived on EDD.
just keep up what you currently do - if that's very little then introduce some low impact exercise like walking or swimming and build up your fitness levels slowly.
It's so important to be in good physical fitness for labour. I walked 3miles 5 days a week on DD and it really stood to me. Now I did very little in first 12 weeks cause of bad MS and the same this time but I'm getting back into it now.
I'd a 5 hour labour, was home within 19 hours and out shopping in dundrum within 48 hours - had lots of pink to buy!
I'm doing pregnancy yoga at the moment and I have to say I find it amazing. There are three midwives in my class, and all have said you can tell a mile off by how well a woman is coping in labour if she's practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy.
I'm doing it in Lucan, if you want the details feel free to PM me
I second the pregnancy yoga, Im loving it . My midwife also advised swimming, both are great for your back
Thanks for all the advice ladies, will up the walking and defo going to start pregnancy yoga!
Interested to know if anyone runs?
I run three times a week between 35-30K, I'm only 8 weeks but hoping to keep running throughout my pregnancy.
Anyone got any advice or tips?
My only symptom at the moment when running is really sore boobs
+1 on the pregnancy yoga, it's fab!