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Just sign up for Amore Fitness end Sep but soon I found out I am pregnant. Now 5 weeks ... Doctor says continue to live a normal life including aerobics and running, however friends around me 'forbid' me to do so coz it is dangerous.
So how? I want to continue exercise coz I was little bit overweight to start with, want to reduce to healthy weight level so that I will have healthy pregnancy.
I think my friends more gan cheong than me.... Ha ha... they love me too much.
So back to my question - can I still do aerobics and running? Of coz I know my limit, cannot do those too 'xiong' exercise, plus the little one is still soooo small, not even can see in the scan. But then friends already stop me from doing those.
I dont't to get pregnant and fatty at the same time. I want to be fit and healthy mum!
my gynae told me from start of pregnancy i can do any kind of exercise including running, but only do so if you've been doing it regularly pre-pregnancy.
i assume since you've just signed up last month, before that you dont't do aerobics and running right?? if you're not used to such exercise then dont't do it during 1st trimester. if your pregnancy progesses well and no complication maybe can start when you reach 2nd trim.
try not to lose weight even though you're not slim to begin with, just try not to gain too much weight, can try walking/swimming as these are low impact and can still increase your metabolism.
Just to share my mother's personal experience. My mum was pregnant with a sibling of mine. She didn't know and she was actively into aerobics and it resulted to a ectopic pregnancy, meaning the foetus went to her fallopian tube and she cannot continue with the pregnancy.
Thus, she had to remove my sibling. That was in probably in the 2nd month if i dont remember wrongly.
I dont know if it was really related to the exercises she was having. I guess better to be safe then sorry.
Congrats on your pregnancy!
Maybe instead of running you could do brisk walking? And instead of aerobics classes, you could change it to a more non-cardiovascular regime? Like pilates. Not sure if Amore has such programs but I know that most fitness centres allows for changes upon members learning of their pregnancy.
I was into golf at the point I found out I got pregnant. Usually they dont't allow transfer of training lessons but in my case, they allowed me to. So maybe you can give it a shot.
Like what one of the mummies said, swimming is a good way to exercise.It strengthens your lungs and tones your body without over-exertion on your body. The water will also support part of your baby's weight when he/she grows bigger.
"Normal" lifestyle/exercise is ok if your pregnancy is not high-risk.
you can check with your gynae.
anyway, if you have been doing all these exercises since before preg, i think it shld be ok, just try not to be too vigorous, like perhaps slow jogging instead of fast ones.
i watch the sex n the city,one of the ladies (charlotte i think) she was also like that.
cos her first preg after tryin for so long, but she always been jogging, so her doc say it is ok for her to continue.
but it is still best to let your gynae advice you on that.
Try to think more for your baby now as baby is still in the 'developing' stage... Until after your baby is developed to be stable then you resume your exercise at amore?
Would you rather waste your $ then risk your little one ?
Many pple have this misconception that brisk walking is not good. But on the constrasy, it is not so true.. Brisk walking helps burns as much, if not more calories as running/jogging. It is lower impact than jogging and running and have lesser impact on the knees and heart...
Hope you will consider my suggestion and I would like to wish you the smoothest and enjoyable pregnancy ! hugs!
I ran around 2-3 km for fitness test but i didnt know i was pregnant that time , i was fine but i think better dont risk You wont know what will happen right ? Play safe
To play safe better avoid vigorous exercises that need to use strength. Especially 1st trimester where it is dangerous stage.
I agree with some of the other mummies that caution should be exercised wrt exercises such as aerobics and running. I think it depends on your fitness regime pre-pregnancy. If you had been doing strenuous exercises on a frequent basis, say 3-4 times a week pre-pregnancy, I think the change now for you would be to reduce the intensity and frequency somewhat. But since you mentioned you only signed up recently and you said you are overweight, I deduce that you weren't a regular fitness buff before then??
In any case, surely the centre can make a concession for you, and advise you to switch to other courses that are suitable for you in the next few months ahead (yoga? pilates?)? You definitely wont be the first mummy-to-be to encounter this situation, Im sure...
My impression of aerobics and running are that they are relatively high-impact exercises for preggies, so I would advise, just like iwan2noe and diymummy, for you to switch to brisk walking. Aerobics should not be high-impact aerobics as I think our bodies cannot take it. Preggies' joints tend to be looser, so any exercise that is high impact on knees, are to be avoided. Since you mentioned running in the context of fitness centre, should be on treadmills? So, just lower the intensity, that's all.
I have found much good advise from a book my sis passed me, and its available online as well. The link to the Pregnancy Fitness section is Pregnancy Fitness -- Pregnancy Fitness -- WhatToExpect.com.
Hope this helps!
Stay at Home Mummy
perhaps you can get a letter from your gynae so that you can go back for your classes later on?
You can still be fit and healthy by going for brisk walks and like what like mummies suggested swimming! Swimming is low impact as compared to running and aerobics.. i used to run very regularly... like 2-3 times a week... bt gynae told me to walk cos running is high impact and there is insufficient support for the womb....
Also make sure you are eating healthy food... Fit and healthy does not mean only exercise but what we put in our mouth! Esp when you have a little one inside you!
Hi all, thanks for the advices. Been sick for few weeks that can't visit the forum, very bad vomiting + flu + cough..luckily no fever but when all these come at the same time, I was like dying.
Now back to good times where barely vomit (unless I eat too much, you know, something just itchy mouth want to eat more) and can go for light exercise.
Now I stop aerobics ... start brisk walking since I just recovered, later after 12th weeks I will go for swimming.
He he..once again, thanks everyone for your advices and supports! I am proud to be a mum-to-be now!