View Poll Results: Favourite form of exercise while pregnant?

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  • Walking

    20 35.71%
  • Swimming

    14 25.00%
  • Yoga

    4 7.14%
  • Aquarobics

    9 16.07%
  • Exercise Bike

    1 1.79%
  • Other

    8 14.29%
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Thread: Favourite form of exercise while pregnant?

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    Default Favourite form of exercise while pregnant?

    While your physical activity may be somewhat different while pregnant, you don't need to stop exercise altogether. In fact, gentle exercise is very beneficial for both mother and baby, however you should always check with your doctor before embarking on a new exercise routine.



    Vote for your favourite exercise during pregnancy.
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    I did Pregnastics, which was an excercise program run by my hospitals physiotherapy dept. It was a combination of low impact aerobics, pilates, stretching and relaxation... and it felt fantastic! I think every hospital needs to have some sort of program like that to offer to pg women.

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    I worked night shift with hubby cleaning a university up til 3 days before my dd was born. Carrying a backpack vacuum cleaner does wonders for your flexibility and posture.
    I believe that all the work I did going up and down stairs and vacuuming etc.... really helped with a fairly easy and quick-ish labour. Keeping active definitely helps!

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    before pg, i used to jog 4-6km 5 times a week and swim 1km 5 times a week, and now i am pg, i walk 3.5 km 5 times a week and still swim 1km 5 times a week.

    i am really happy that i have been able to keep up this level of exercise throughout pg, i really didnt expect to. mind you - i am a LOT slower now. but it is really lovely the comments i get from other regulars who see me and are impressed that i keep up with it.

    another thing i have found is that i actually get more aches and pains when i dont exercise!! saturday and sunday are my 'days off' and i have found i am more uncomfortable sleeping on those nights. all the more reason to keep it up!!

    Linda

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    *bump*
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    i voted walking, which i try to do for 1/2 hr 3 times per week. (sometimes i get lazy though)

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    It was walking for me as well, only cause I had to walk the kids to and fro between home and kindy/playgroup That was enough LOL

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    My partner walks our dogs daily, and I try to join him every second day. I just wish he'd not walk around the mountain so much! I prefer gentle (not as hilly) walks at the moment. Usually I'm off hiking / bushwalking for a day or 2 at a hit, but I just feel so bloated and yerky that I don't enjoy it.

    I want to go swimming etc, but our local pool is outdoors and I freeze, and its a good half hour drive to the covered pool. Plus my togs don't fit any more

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    I was doing water aerobics before i was preg, the indoor pool is only like less then 5min drive away (only 15min walk). I have been doing that twice a week, but, will start 3 times a week now that i feeling great, and perhaps a walk on the other days. Have to start walking my dogs again as well.

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    Eating & watching others!!!

    I have no time for exercise I'm always stuck at work!!!

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    I love my aquanatal classes!!! But i also enjoy using my cross trainer several times a week...i can watch t.v at the same time (bonus)!

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    I voted for walking because that is what I did the most while pregnant - but I also swam quite a bit - it just wouldn't let me vote for more then one. I loved feeling weightless and cooler in the summer months!

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    i used to jog 3-4 times per week before being preg, and still do - but slower and more like 2-3 times per week...am also doing some swims and bike rides and i expect that as i get bigger i will mostly be swimming...last time i swam 1-2 km a couple of times a week throughout (was swimming two days before birth - and then had water birth!)..i really felt the exercise helped a lot with preg and labour and want to continue it this time as much as i can. besides i have to as i eat like a pig and need to work it off!

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    I used to run and ski before getting pregnant, but can't do either of those right now! We invested in a couple of second hand mountain bikes before I knew I was pg and they are great - although we don't go on the single tracks and downhills any more. Don't get to do it much though as I feel safest with hb with me (we live in a rural area and it gets isolated very quickly).

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