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Starting to exercise in third trimester Totally Severe 2 kids; Milwaukee, Wisconsin 852 posts
26th Jul '11

Is it ok to start this late? I'm 31 weeks and haven't done much exercise at all, although I was exercising before I got pregnant. I just want to start doing arm free weights and squats for now, along with more walking. I'm not worried about the walking, but would it be a bad idea to start other exercise at this point in pregnancy?
Thanks

collin's mommy [teamPINK] 2 kids; Germansville, Pennsylvania 927 posts
26th Jul '11

Watching this!!

Tracey Barnes 4 kids; Florida 402 posts
26th Jul '11

best thing to do would be to ask your doctor

Coco&Mali 2 kids; California 4166 posts
26th Jul '11

Light walking and excersise should be fine. with my first I was couch potato until the end and then started going for walks every day it made me feel a lot better

Totally Severe 2 kids; Milwaukee, Wisconsin 852 posts
26th Jul '11

My dr doesn't believe that any pregnant woman should exercise after 24 weeks. I had a completely normal healthy pregnancy with my first and this pregnancy is normal and healthy as well. Not high risk, no problems at all, and he still said not after 24 weeks that exercise takes blood from your uterus and delivers it to the muscles your working. I think he's just being uptight because almsot everything else I've heard says that exercise during pregnancy is totally safe and recommended up until delivery. I don't get it.

Martini Vengeance 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 5100 posts
26th Jul '11
Quoting Tingle b**b:" My dr doesn't believe that any pregnant woman should exercise after 24 weeks. I had a completely normal ... [snip!] ... else I've heard says that exercise during pregnancy is totally safe and recommended up until delivery. I don't get it."


Yeah I think he's full of crap honestly. Everything I've read so far says we Should exercise throughout the whole thing unless we can't. But yeah I'm the same way I need to start doing something!

Totally Severe 2 kids; Milwaukee, Wisconsin 852 posts
26th Jul '11
Quoting Martina Ultreras:" Yeah I think he's full of crap honestly. Everything I've read so far says we Should exercise throughout the whole thing unless we can't. But yeah I'm the same way I need to start doing something!"


Exactly. I love my dr, but I was really surprised when he said that! I didn't take it too seriously though. It also didn't bother me because I wasn't exercising at the time anyway, but lately I just really want to. I think if I just start really really slow and listen to my body it should be totally fine. I'm constantly moving around with my son already, running errands, etc. I'm not COMPLETELY a couch potato.. haha.

Marianne Austeng-Wojciech 19 kids; Holland, Michigan 655 posts
26th Jul '11

They have pregnancy excercise you can do that are perfectly safe for you to do.....

Martini Vengeance 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 5100 posts
26th Jul '11
Quoting Tingle b**b:" Exactly. I love my dr, but I was really surprised when he said that! I didn't take it too seriously ... [snip!] ... totally fine. I'm constantly moving around with my son already, running errands, etc. I'm not COMPLETELY a couch potato.. haha."


Haha yeah errands count as walking in my opinion so that's some exercise

lots of kids Due October 18; 3 kids; Mississippi 40 posts
26th Jul '11

i was told that i could keep running my 3 miles a day during my whole pregnancy as long as i didnt have any problems....of course i havent...i mean who actually does that but he did say it was safe bc my body was so used to it anyway...but i have continued to walk and do my weights and so forth..i have with all 4 of my pregnancies...good luck

Coco&Mali 2 kids; California 4166 posts
26th Jul '11
Quoting Tingle b**b:" My dr doesn't believe that any pregnant woman should exercise after 24 weeks. I had a completely normal ... [snip!] ... else I've heard says that exercise during pregnancy is totally safe and recommended up until delivery. I don't get it."


That is only for really heavy exercise with a raised heart beat or any lifting that would cause strain on your uterus. talking a walk around the block will not hurt your baby

Tracey Barnes 4 kids; Florida 402 posts
26th Jul '11

what i've read is no more than three to five pound weights and you should start out slow and work your way into it. and of course common sense if you feel any kind of strain stop.