Ab exercise pregnant

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Avatar f tn I am about 7 weeks preg. New mom, is it ok to do situps??
Avatar n tn Hey moms. I am curious about how you guys are getting in your exercise. I have eliminated any kinds of ab workouts, I do a quick simple arm and leg routine and then do 2o min on my elliptical. Some days I am all full of energy and have to remind myself that I set a time limit for a reason. Other days, I don't feel like doing anything! My lil workout is how I end the day. The kids are in bed, so is my so. I clean then I take my workout as some me time. Then shower and bed.
Avatar f tn I have read different articles on exercise, lifting stuff, ect during pregnancy and can't find one solid answer! I am almost 12 wks along now, and early on I was at a high risk for miscarriage. Thankfully, it didn't happen! :) But I signed DH and I up for salsa aerobic classes and went to one last night for an hour... WOW! My stomach felt so weird afterwards, like all of my ab muscles were distorted and contracting on my uterus. No bleeding- but I am wondering...
Avatar f tn I am 4 weeks pregnant and want to know what cautions in exercise i should have. I went walking and feel very drained and dont want anything to hurt the baby. I know it us a dumb question but it has been 12 yrs since i have been pregnant. My son is now 11 and my daughter is 15.
10028419 tn?1416845304 Im 24 weeks and before I got pregnant I exercised all the time. (Mostly jogging, squats, crunches) just to stay in shape. I walk occasionally now but would like to start exercising again to help with weight gain and labor! Any one else exercise? I need tips on whats safe and what I should be doing!
Avatar n tn I am 7 weeks pregnant. I did a 30 min ab class a few days ago which included full situps with a medicine ball, twisting with the ball, and full leg lifts. I know now that I shouldn't have done these exercises. My abdomen feels like I strained or pulled something inside and I have some light brown spotting. I did call my Dr on the spotting and have ceased exercise. I am wondering if I have done something to my abdominals or possibly have damaged something internally?
Avatar n tn I am 7 weeks pregnant. I did a 30 min ab class a few days ago which included full situps with a medicine ball, twisting with the ball, and full leg lifts. I know now that I shouldn't have done these exercises. My abdomen feels like I strained or pulled something inside and I have some light brown spotting. I did call my Dr on the spotting and have ceased exercise. I am wondering if I have done something to my abdominals or possibly have damaged something internally?
Avatar f tn Other than that if i get a burst if energy I walk a mile, planks, standing crunches, leg raises, and do a few things I found online. I searched up safe exercises and safe ab excersis. Yoga and streching is also really good.
Avatar f tn Firstly this wouldn't be to lose or keep off weight or look skinny but for only health reasons and staying active. You might have gotten confused over the usage of the word "ab". You should exercise while you are pregnant regardless leg work outs and walks yoga ect. All of which work your abdominal muscles. My question was mainly about doing light crunches and or sit ups. Obviously none of you actually know.
429615 tn?1204508080 I had preclampsia and was miserable. I am about 5 weeks pregnant and definelty want to not gain as much weight. I've been exercising and was wondering if anyone knew of some good exercises to do while pregnant. I'm still doing abs right now which I will probably have to stop before too long, or at least that's what i've been told.
Avatar f tn Im saggy from my first plus from the 60lbs I lost before I became preg w my first and want to tighten up the sag but am 2 months pregnant. So whats some workouts safe during pregnancy? Im a stay at home so cant run like I did before.
Avatar n tn There are exercise videos out there that are just for pregnant women. You might want to look into those. They are very good. Exercise will make you feel better throughout the pregnancy and might help to make delivery easier. Congrats on the baby!
384150 tn?1399908416 Regular exercise is very good for health and circulation, stress management, weight management and well being. When pregnant, exercise unless there are problems like bleeding or incompetent cervix, has all positive benefits. Being fit and active and healthy can only help. Best wishes and baby dust!
964234 tn?1331952807 Now that I am expecting, I want to start a regular walking routine and maybe some pregnant yoga. I have been reading that you can't get your heart rate over a certain level. Could you do 20 minutes a day or is that too much? Maybe 3 times a week?
Avatar f tn You can still do crunches but make sure you elevate your head so that you are not flat onyour back, if you have a bench or exercise ball use that. I'm a group fitness instructor pregnant with my second. You can absolutely still workout, but modify some exercises. Deep squat are not recommend the further along you get, avoid jumping,Drink lots of water if your are still working out.
Avatar m tn I read the tag about stomach pains after tennis and my syptoms sound very similar. I am in good shape and exercise regulairly, and it only happens on random days spread by weeks of no problems, and it only happens when I push myself to my limits. I have asthma, but I can outrun any person in my school so I do not think that is a problem. When it happens I usually can't sit still and it feels as if someone is driving a knife into my stomach.
395769 tn?1318453282 I know nothing about being high risk or having a blighted ovum..sorry. I only know what my dr. told me & this is my first pregnancy and im not high risk. I did a lot of ab exercise pre-pregancy but once I found out I stopped just bc it feel too weird for me. Like I was crushing the baby. But if you know its safe I'd say go for it. Im too far past that pt now. I usually just swim for 45 mins a couple times a week & take a pilates class.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone, great support this forum here. I have looked around to see some similar cases to mine, but couldn't really find any. I don't know where to start, at this point I could cry or scream maybe someone will hear and help me. I feel neglected at my clinic and they don't seem to pay attention to details. I'm scared and don't know what to think. This is the reason I try to put All my symptoms, maybe it will make more sense if put together. Female, 31yo, 5'6" 114-118 lb.
2006603 tn?1331332927 At the moment i am pregnant and i am doing very light exercises, mainly just walking for 15-20 minutes every other day but once i have the baby me and my fiance are going to start exercising to get in healthy shape for ourselves and our baby boy. I do not want a 6 pack and muscles, neither does my fiance. We just want to tone our arms and have flat stomachs.
1128483 tn?1277343886 With all that exercise hopefully that compensates your bad eating! While pregnant I usually crave fruit and veggies so for me it's pretty easy to eat better (Although the Fried Chicken I craved for a while didn't help! lol). See last time, especially towards the end I ate way more then I needed so my stomach grew. It didn't shrink till I had a miscarriage and now I'm determined to not eat too much for it to grow again!
Avatar n tn Has anyone had charlie horses in upper ab region where u can see it moving under the skin, extremely painful? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/236096'>Pain in upper right quadrant under rib cage</a>.
Avatar f tn Im pregnant for the first time and Im the first one of my friends to get pregnant. Im only 7 weeks and getting insurance straightened out so I havent seen a doctor yet. What normal activities am I allowed to do? I know no hot tubs but what about exercise wise?
Avatar f tn Yeah I agree being pregnant is the wrong time to decide you want to lose weight but I would eat healthy drink plenty of water and watch how much you eat just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you need to gorg while eating also stay active don't over do it but walking is good Good luck !
Avatar n tn I thought the weight gain was due to getting a bit less exercise. But after a few people thought I was pregnant I realized that all my weigh seemed to be going to my stomach/abdomen and that I really do look 5 months pregnant. I have just been trying to run and do yoga and eat healthy of course. It's not working but I was trying to be patient...the other day I was getting an IUD put in and the doctor discovered a large lump on my right ovary.
Avatar f tn Finally found out that I'm pregnant. What exercises can i do or what web site should i go to.
2181422 tn?1400514980 I've lost all the weight I gained while pregnant and I fit into my pre pregnancy weight.. but its just NOT the same. I had a c-section and am mostly breastfeeding. My tummy is just jiggly lol I've bee. Waiting for the 6 week mark to fully start working out been afraid to pull or mess any of the scar healing. Though I walk alot and chase a three yr old around all day too. I guess this is just a vent. Lol and curious as to what you ladies started with when working out?
Avatar n tn I'll be 46 at the end of this month & just moved to a new state so I don't have the luxury of knowing any doctors. In the last 1-2 months I suddenly gained 40 + lbs & look pregnant. That seems to be where the weight all is. A urinalysis proved negative for pregnancy on Monday & with my 3 grown kids I did not gain this much weight &/or so fast. I just look pregnant & feel "full - heavy - tired & short of breath" most of the time.
435139 tn?1255463991 I bought a Denise Austin dvd for pregnant aerobics but I just don't feel like I am getting enough out of it, my legs seem like they are getting really out of shape/untoned...I was doing pilates pre-pregnancy but gave it all up during my first trimester because of all the ab/core moves. I do have a video that is just legs/hips/buns...It does involve some laying on the floor on your back...What do you ladies think? My doctor told me I could exercise. Thanks!