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biddysmama Thu 11-Aug-11 14:32:09

i bought it for my husband (he wanted it, im not trying to tell him anything grin ) hes going to try it tonight and keeps going on about me doing it as well, im 16 weeks pregnant and dont want to

he says pregnancy isnt a reason, what do you think? he takes the old "pregnancy isnt an illness" thing a bit far imo, i am pregnant but throwing up,feeling generally shit and spd (he thinks the movement will help) is still 'ill'

hes a nice guy, this makes him look like a git grin

RabidRabbit Thu 11-Aug-11 15:07:07

I think he is right to be honest. Unless you've got your head in the toilet for 20 hours of the day, and really can't move at all due to spd, then there is no reason for you not to do a bit of exercise. It really did wonders me for me during pregnancy. I always felt much fresher and 'loosened' up after a gentle work out.

Give it a try, it might surprise you, but you won't know by sitting on your arse and watching DH wink

nethunsreject Thu 11-Aug-11 15:07:58

yanbu

YANBU - speaking as a qualified fitness instructor I can tell you not to start any new form of exercise whilst pg unless it is something really easy and relaxed like a gentle swim or yoga. Anything you were doing before is fine to carry on but dont start zumba........and if you do take it really easy.

The reason people "loosen" up during pg is that we produce a hormone called "creatin" which makes us more stretchy - hence you shouldnt really do stretching whilst pg as you can damage yourself!

AuntiePickleBottom Thu 11-Aug-11 15:28:49

i think the current guideline on exercise is pregnany, is to not do any exercise you are not used to.

figgygal Thu 11-Aug-11 15:39:00

Er no I'd been doing zumba for few months when found out was pregnant went a few more times after I knew but was so tentative about it as in our class we had a lot of jumping and full length stretches and didn't want to take any risks. I ended up stopping at 10 weeks and haven't been back since really miss it as I loved it. Bought the wii game so I could half arsedly jump round the lounge instead but I def think u more than reasonable not to start up

redexpat Thu 11-Aug-11 15:50:04

Zumba instructor here. Don't start a 'new' form of exercise when pregnant. Go for an evening stroll with DH instead. Much more romantic.

horationelson Thu 11-Aug-11 16:58:10

i think the hormone is relaxin. If you do choose to do yoga find a pregnancy class. And at 16 weeks you can start a class.

twoistwiceasfun Thu 11-Aug-11 18:41:26

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aquashiv Thu 11-Aug-11 18:43:32

Gosh if you have SPD Zumba is the last thing you should be doing.

skybluepearl Thu 11-Aug-11 18:48:47

i was given this pregnancy advice - don't start any new exercise. only continue any excercise you were doing pre pregnancy. i had a go at zumba last night and it was fun but made me very sweaty - and I run 20 miles each week!

A1980 Thu 11-Aug-11 23:38:36

*YANBU - speaking as a qualified fitness instructor I can tell you not to start any new form of exercise whilst pg unless it is something really easy and relaxed like a gentle swim or yoga. Anything you were doing before is fine to carry on but dont start zumba........and if you do take it really easy.

The reason people "loosen" up during pg is that we produce a hormone called "creatin" which makes us more stretchy - hence you shouldnt really do stretching whilst pg as you can damage yourself!*

Interesting view from a "qualified fitness instructor" BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack.

I find it incredible that you refer to yoga as really easy exercise, when in actual fact yoga is very physically demanding. I have yet to attend a yoga class I haven't felt challenged by.

In the same post you say that because of hormones pg women are more stretchy - hence you shouldn't stretch whislt pg as you can damage yourself. But you've also advised the OP to do yoga which is nothing but stretching and increasing flexibility. Re-read your post it's very contradictory and not very sensible.

The OP has SPD which means all the stretching in yoga might well do her an injury. Especially the hip openers. She might be alright with a special pregnancy yoga class where the instructor is very experienced and knows how to handle a student with SPD but other than that I really wouldn't do yoga with her condition.

squeakytoy Fri 12-Aug-11 00:03:11

If it is the Wii game, you will get plenty of exercise just from sitting on the sofa watching him attempt to do it grin

A1980 - Have you ever heard of Prenatal Yoga...it's very popular and of course, as it's for pregnant women, it is perfectly safe re the stretches they do!

horationelson Fri 12-Aug-11 11:09:30

I qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga in pregnancy yoga and SPD was covered in depth. For every yoga position we had to know how to adapt it for this condition.

A1980 Sat 13-Aug-11 22:10:39

Yes of course I have heard of it Betty. but, you didn't say special pregnancy yoga to the OP, you just said "yoga".

When giving advice as a fitness instructor, be specific. Surely you know that by now.....

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