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First time mother - what to do and not to do

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    DH273 is offline Registered User
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    First time mother - what to do and not to do

    Hi ! I am a 35 year old and I just found out that I am pregnant. The doctor seems to be good. Advices not to eat Papaya fruit in any form and to avoid any exertion. So I stopped my gym routine and yoga classes. I feel a bit un fit now. I also feel a tendency to sleep more. My body feels. Bit bloated . Is this normal ? Can I do some form of exercise? I see some pre natal yoga links on you tube but not sure if any one here has tried and tested them .. Please help!

    DH


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    Exercise is not forbidden during "normal" pregnancy. Best you can do is asking your doctor what you can do or not.

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    Hi DH273,

    I'm 36 and first time pregnant. I've actually been doing prenatal Pilates and I find it to be very helpful. It's very gentle nothing hard core. It really helps boost my energy. Because I am currently not working I don't do much but rest at home so I know what you mean by feeling unfit. I started my Pilates classes at 17 weeks, now 30 weeks. However lots of girls in my class started as soon as 8 weeks. So as long as you get the ok from your doctor, I don't see why you can't do some exercise.

    Blythe


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    With yoga, it really depends on who you ask. Some women practice through the entire pregnancy with no problems at all. Although, many traditional practitioners will advise not to practice yoga at all during first trimester (since this is the time that the body is most vulnerable to miscarriage). I personally don't practice yoga during the first trimester, but take it easy with some walking and swimming instead. I'm on my second pregnancy now and starting yoga again going into my 12th week. Generally, unless you have some kind of pregnancy complication, exercise and (light) yoga should be fine during the entire pregnancy.

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    Bloating and tiredness are common symptoms of early pregnancy :)

    If you were active before pregnancy then generally you can continue on with exercising once pregnant (if it's a normal pregnancy). Every pregnancy is different, I continued with my exercise routine but went easier as I was more tired. Some women stop for the first trimester as they suffer from morning sickness and fatigue, and the last thing they feel like is exercising.

    Yoga, swimming and walking are all popular pregnancy exercises. Many people continue running throughout their pregnancy. The important thing is to listen to your body and not over-exert yourself. General advice is to make sure intensity is low enough for you to hold a normal conversation while exercising and to drink enough water.

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    Thanks to all of you who replied.. I had a scan yesterday and the doc could still only see the foetal sack. The pulse has not yet come and hence she thinks it's around the 4.5 weeks stage now. Have a scan again in two weeks. I feel that is too close for the next scan but since it's my first pregnancy I have nothing to compare against. Is it normal for privAte clinic gynecologist to call for scans in two weeks intervals ?

    The exercise routine, I think I will do some light walking for now. Will abstain from yoga and may start it once I am sure .

    Any prohibitions on taking massages ? Can I go for a half body massage ? Or even just afoot spa?

    Thanks
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    And yes it's a normal pregnancy


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    there are so many different points of view concerning Do and Don't during pregnancy or what you can eat or not that I would recommend you to ask your doctor...

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