I tried walking last evening. That was horrible. No more evening walks for me unless I want to put myself in labor. Gosh, I think I had 4-6 b-h contractions walking up a slight hill back to MIL's that lasted forever and were painful. Took us forever to get back to her house.
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I walked about 2.25 miles tonight. Plus I was on my feet more or less all day, wrangling kids and sweeping and mopping my house. I'm not sure how much to count the not-couch-potato part of my lifestyle. I am on the go a lot, but it's not exactly cardio, ya know.
I also did my pelvic tilts and stretches. Last night we had our final homebirth class, and two of our mamas had birth stories involving posterior/asynclitic presentations that had to be repositioned during labor. They were both emphatic about how important pelvic tilts are (I know for a fact one of the mamas always meant to do them, but did not quite get around to it). I had a malposition during my last labor, so I am really really hoping that all these tilts DO something!
Are your pelvic tilts cat/cows or something else? Need any help i can get :)
Yesterday: Walked for 45 minutes on the treadmill. It was just so humid outside. Did a little garden (squatting) work. Swam in the afternoon. Moved furniture with DH in the evening.
Today: Did some dancing/ excercise ball work with DS for 30 mins. Will walk this afternoon. Hopefully, I will also swim (weather permitting).
I've been walking every morning the last 3 or 4 mornings. Swelling in my feet is going down. I wish I could walk in the afternoon as well, but my body says no, plus I'm packing several boxes for our move during the day, so I think that is probably good. I do want to start doing yoga again, but will need to go over to MIL's to do that.
Fabulous idea for a thread. I am a habitual runner and have been motivated to keep exercising through most of this pregnancy. I was running (or at least walking/jogging) up until last week, but a couple of days ago I started getting knee pain that won't quit. Walking is difficult, I don't Even want to get down on my hands/knees for yoga stretches, and I imagine swimming/biking would be worse. I cannot imagine having to spend the next 3 weeks+ on my duff on the couch, but this injury isn't going anywhere. What to do?
Hi Amanda! Welcome to Mothering and our DDC!
I think swimming might surprise you. The pain in your knee might be mitigated by that fantastic weightless feeling of being in water. I highly recommend it. Plus it's very low-impact for your knee joint -- probably as good as it's going to get.
I cannot imagine running up until 37 weeks. Whoah!
I walked every day except for 2 this week. I don't go nearly as far as you do Mrs. B Sprout. I've been walking with MIL around her block with the dogs, which can be pretty exciting when the one dog sees another and has a freak out. Poor dog was attacked when my dh first got him and now it seems to be getting worse the older he gets.