Exercise makes me feel wonderful

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  1. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to share that since I have been getting back into gentle exercise I feel so wonderful and so much more in control!

    Before I got pregnant I had been going to the gym for four years and was really enjoying feeling energetic and alive.

    I was wondering how much I would be able to exercise and at what intensity when I became pregnant, so I have been letting things slip a little bit. But this week I have been for a 30 minute swim and last night I went for a short bike ride for 30 minutes.

    I cannot tell you how wonderful I felt afterwards. So alive and so in control. :)

    I didn't realise how much out of control I would feel being pregnant and even just a small amount of exercise can put you back in control of your body.

    Obviously there have been nights when I really didn't feel like it because of feeling sick or just very tired or cramped up, but in between those times it is nice to fit in a bit of gentle exercise. I have obviously given up karate.

    I have actually considered going to the gym for a small gentle session on the cross trainer, just for 20 minutes on a low setting to see how that feels. I will think about that.

    If you get the chance, take that swim, it really helps your mood!
     
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    minikins Well-Known Member

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    Exactly !!

    It's great to here exercise being promoted as I thought I could not do much and was always being careful, then I went to aquanatal and realise you can do more than you think.

    Sadly my physio said I can't really do much exercise and I had to give up aquanatal due to SPD - bugger !
     
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    How far gone were you when you did aquanatel? Can it cause any problems for bump?
     
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    minikins Well-Known Member

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    About 17 weeks, it was not dangerous for my bump but bad for my pelvis, I have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction :( where during pregnancy hormones soften and stretch the ligaments of the body in order to allow the pelvis to open slightly during labour so that the baby can move easily through. Symphysis Pubis and/or lower back pain can occur as early as the 12th week of pregnancy. During pregnancy, and after, the Symphysis can gap slightly and walking, climbing stairs and turning over in bed can be difficult or even impossible.
     

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