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Q&A: Doing yoga in the first trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga? I'm about 7 weeks pregnant but in October of 2006 I miscarried around 9 weeks. I just want to play everything on the safe side. --MissMoochie

Re: Is it safe to do yoga? I'm about 7 weeks pregnant but in October of 2006 I miscarried around 9 weeks. I just want to play everything on the safe side. --MissMoochie

The Bump Expert In general, it is safe to do yoga during pregnancy. It is important to stay well-hydrated and avoid Bikram yoga or yoga performed at hot temperatures. If you had a first trimester miscarriage in a prior pregnancy and have had no problems with your current pregnancy such as vaginal bleeding or spotting, yoga should still be OK. But, if you are concerned or anxious about exercising given your history, I would suggest waiting until the second trimester before starting or resuming yoga.

Dr. Ashley Roman

working out ok still?

I just found out that I'm pregnant- I guess I'm 5 weeks since it's been 5wks 2 days since my last period. I work out with a personal trainer, who has me mostly weight training 3 days a week. Do I need to stop working out this way? What is still safe?

alyson005 |

re: Q: Yoga okay 7 weeks?

Do they have yoga or pilates classes for pregnant women?

vittoria.treadwell |

re: Q: Yoga okay 12 weeks?

Do they have yoga or pilates classes for pregnant women?

vittoria.treadwell |

re: Q: Yoga okay 7 weeks?

I would like to know also about the yoga or pilates classes for pregnant women. Hopefully someone will come on this board and respond.

josephinebaker |

re: Q: Yoga okay 7 weeks?

There are yoga classes specifically designed for pregnant women, just do a search in your city for "prenatal yoga". I live in cleveland and found at least 5 places that offer such a class, one right down the street! It is nice because only pg women in 2nd or 3rd tri are allowed in the class, and it is taught by a certified teacher with specific training in what positions are best for pg and labor.

CJ2008 |

re: Q: Yoga okay 7 weeks?

I just found a place in my area that does Prenatal Water classes. Anyone ever done this? I'm seriously contemplating signing up.

amjowil81 |

re: Q: Yoga okay 7 weeks?

I have taught prenatal yoga for many years and train yoga teachers in prenatal yoga. Look for a prenatal yoga class. The instructor should ask what week you are in and other pertinent health questions (first pregnancy? nausea? discomfort?) If you take a regular yoga class, look for one that is not hot upon entering the studio. Always err on the side of caution when in postures. Drink water during class and stop if you get too warm. Ask around for teachers who are gentler and more supportive if you feel pressured to do every pose (that is not a good yoga practice).

woolynns |

Q&A: Doing yoga in the first trimester?

I live in Duluth, Minnesota and there is a 2hr prenatal yoga class. It is only for preg ladies and there is 1hr of talk and discussion and 1hr of yoga. I can't tell you if it's all that great as I've already been put on restrictions at 13wks due to bad sciatica...so if you have any issues, maybe check with your doc first!

miaomi |

Q&A: Doing yoga in the first trimester?

Yoga on High in Columbus Ohio has lots of prenatal yoga classes.

sloopy96 |

Q&A: Doing yoga in the first trimester?

My doctor said yoga is fine. Just no downward dog or anything where the uterus is in the air. Most yoga places will have an option for pregnancy.

Fineleo31 |

Q&A: Doing yoga in the first trimester?

Yoga may either way help any practitioner cleanse his spirit and enhance his state of mind. This meditation method helps on overcoming chapstick addiction or any other addiction, it goes without saying. I have only once practiced some yoga exercises, however it has been an amazing experience.

conquerer |