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Pregnancy Pilates?

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    cinnamon is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    central, hong kong

    I believe Isofit has sessions for pre and post natal
    They are pricey though. But to save your back it could be worth it?
    I heard from my girlfriend (who is also currently pregnant, and who has a very bad back condition) that the pregnancy hormones could be helpful for a bad back???????
    Good luck

  2. #10
    mamamei is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Mid Levels, Hong Kong

    I've heard great things about the Isofit classes in general and am tempted to try out the prenatal classes. Has anyone tried these?

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    hkgirl is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    I found the following information about lying supine when pregnant and why it isn't recommended:
    "After the fourth month of pregnancy, if a mom-to-be is in the supine position, on her back, there is a risk that the uterus may compress the vena cava, which could decrease cardiac output, reducing maternal blood pressure. Signs that this has occurred include: lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea and becoming pale or flushed. Circulation should return to normal if you roll onto your left side. Because of this risk, ACOG recommends no exercise in the supine position after the fourth month of pregnancy. However, other fitness organizations say that exercise while on the back may be done for four to five minutes at a time, so it is a bit controversial."
    I guess it's up to each individual what they feel is best, but almost all current literature I've read (and I read a lot!) has recommended not laying in the supine position for very long when pregnant.

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