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November 12th, 2008, 10:33 PM
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I've asked my midwife about Pilates that I do. She said its great to do, and yoga. But I haven't asked about situps. Now I'm not talking strenuous situps with a medicine ball... just situps during my pilates dvd... with doing the side abs... the hundred (for those of you who don't know pilates- its my fave pilates movement, and my stomach abs are tight because of it- you lay down on your back, put your legs parallel from the ground, lift your head and your arms off the ground, and pump you hands towards the ground counting to 100)

So is this safe during 2nd and 3rd tri- safe for my growing baby? I want to maintain my stomach muscles a bit, also to help with labor and after birth.

TIA girls
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November 12th, 2008, 10:40 PM
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Yoga/pilaties are GREAT for pregnancy--but that move---I'm not sure about, do you go to a gym-I'm sure one of their trainers would know better.
I would like to warn you that your ligaments/joints are going to become more flexible while preggers---which can be a good thing (sorry my mind is in the gutter), but also it the main thing that puts 2/3rd trimesters in the hospital---sprained ankles! Try finding some yoga/pilaties DVD's that are made for pregnancy! Also check out www.babyfit.com and you can get some great stuff!
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November 12th, 2008, 10:46 PM
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Yoga/pilaties are GREAT for pregnancy--but that move---I'm not sure about, do you go to a gym-I'm sure one of their trainers would know better.
I would like to warn you that your ligaments/joints are going to become more flexible while preggers---which can be a good thing (sorry my mind is in the gutter), but also it the main thing that puts 2/3rd trimesters in the hospital---sprained ankles! Try finding some yoga/pilaties DVD's that are made for pregnancy! Also check out www.babyfit.com and you can get some great stuff![/b]
Perfect! Thanks Angela... that was exactly what I'm looking for!!! Great info. And I've already noticed new flexablitiiy B) haha
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November 13th, 2008, 12:43 AM
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Anna, you do want to be careful with the situps once your bump gets larger. The two sets of abdominal muscles that are right next to eachother in front, can pull apart and separate. It doesn't hurt you, but it can turn you belly into a saggy bag of flop after you give birth.... and it stays that way
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