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Exercise in pregnancy - when to tell?

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babybat Fri 15-May-15 15:41:37

If you exercised before/during your pregnancy, at what point did you mention it to your instructor/trainer? I know some exercises need to be modified when the bump starts to develop, but would you tell your instructor early in your pregnancy, when you may not have told many other people, or would you wait until after the first trimester?

BuildYourOwnSnowman Fri 15-May-15 15:46:34

I would tell as soon as you know.

Hippymama1 Fri 15-May-15 18:54:08

I have continued to exercise the whole way though so far and told my trainer straight away, although no exercises needed any modification for me until after the 12 week scan anyway.

OMC1 Fri 15-May-15 19:18:37

I'm 27 weeks today and am still exercising, I mentioned it after 12 weeks but see how you feel smile

LittleMiss77 Fri 15-May-15 19:53:54

i memtioned it as soon as i knew as i was doing high intensity classes. i stopped going when i hit 26 as i just didnt have the energy....

Chips1999 Fri 15-May-15 19:56:40

I told my instructors as soon as I knew just in case and managed to keep going up until 35 weeks smile I felt like I had more energy afterwards iykwim even though it's quite tiring being pregnant!

babybat Fri 15-May-15 20:10:51

Thanks all - at the moment I'm not doing anything super-high intensity, but I'll have a word with my instructor and see what she suggests!

pinkie1982 Fri 15-May-15 22:49:24

I told my zumba instructor at 10 weeks, I'm now 31+5 and am still going although last week my hips were killing me after so not sure if I will make many more

Knottyknitter Fri 15-May-15 22:57:08

My pt knew I was ttc, then I told her as soon as I found out. Better safe than sorry, and it was lovely to have an hour a week where I could talk about the pregnancy to someone other than DP.

HazleNutt Sat 16-May-15 07:42:04

I'm an instructor and told my classes around 12 weeks, so they wouldn't think I'm just getting fat smile

I would prefer if people told me as soon as they know - so I know to show you some options, keep an extra eye on you, remind you to take breaks and not to yell at you if you're not working that hard.

Stillyummy Sat 16-May-15 07:47:23

Depends on the sport- if there is a danger of trauma to the bump then tell them immedatly. pole dancing, I told immedatly. Horse ridding, I stopped immedatly. Running, I kept going till I decided I was struggling.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 16-May-15 08:04:14

I told my instructor at 6 weeks, he was one of the first people I told.

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