Following on from Part I of this post which looks at fitness wear during pregnancy and what classes you might want to try, Part II looks at Yoga, Recovery or Treatments for tired limbs, and Travel
Most of those post-workout aches or niggles are exacerbated in pregnancy, so recovery time becomes even more important. It may be enough to simply take a few more rest days, but if you can, I’d advocate trying one of the following to ease sore muscles and joints, especially in the third trimester
Holidays when you’re pregnant can be incredible (relax while you can!) but they can be a little stressful if you’re used to being active. Sitting on a beach can start to get a little uncomfortable especially as your body temperature goes up, but equally some more active holidays don’t feel safe anymore. I know people that have, but I chose not to ski during my pregnancy and I opted not to swim in the sea during the first trimester although the research around the risks involved are not conclusive.
I love to travel though and was keenly aware that I wanted to make the most of baby-free holidays while I could. Some of the stuff we did do included:
I hope these thoughts will be a useful resource for women looking to keep fit during pregnancy and if there’s anything not on here that you’d like to know about, drop me a line and I’ll do my best to answer. Good luck, you’re all doing brilliantly! X