Sorry I missed ya before...I think we posted at the same time....Welcome!!
Adventuregirl ~ I completed my prenatal yoga certification last summer and there were few hard and fast no-no's for pregnancy. The focus was mostly on (like all yoga classes) listening to and honoring what feels right for your body.
That said...the things I've read/heard are...avoid deep abdominal twists, after the first trimester avoid belly down postures (kind of obvious...really doesn't feel too good to lie on your belly anyway), avoid warming breaths like kapalbati (skull-shining breath) and instead do cooling breaths alternate nostril breathing and avoid lying flat on the back after approximately 20 weeks (it varies for all women).
Personally...I had a vigorous vinyasa practice before I was pregnant and I intended to continue as much as I could during pregnancy but my body wisdom quickly stepped in and slowed me down.
I have not inverted other than a supported shoulder stand (though inversions are fine during pregnancy -- and I've seen 8-month pregnant women in beautiful handstands/headstands).
I also stopped doing full wheel (backbends)...which again I've seen very pregnant friends do...but it doesn't feel right for me.
I continue to do sun salutations (with only slight modifications to accomodate my growing belly).
That's about all I can think of now....but maybe others can share their thoughts too!
gonnabe ~ The reality of this baby is hitting me slowly since we found out (well sometimes it hits in a big wave and almost knocks me over). Sometimes I burst into tears driving to work...just totally overwhelmed by the idea that in a few months there will be a little person who is totally dependant on ME.
Being around other babies certainly affects me now more than ever before. I gave my friend's 5 month old a bath the other night and got him in jammies and I was so blissed out (and at the same time SO scared) realizing that I will be doing this for our baby very soon.
It sure is a lot to process. Such a miracle. Glad to have all of you to chat with.
Have a great day everyone!