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Guest Post from Tara Sabo, Fix.com. Tara Sabo lives, works, and breathes fitness. She is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, and half marathon runner.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant, so now what? Must you sit still for nine months? Or can you keep working out? The answers: no and yes. Exercise during pregnancy is safe and often recommended. Working out for two can be beneficial for Mom and baby; still, there are certain safety factors to consider.
How the Body Changes During Pregnancy
Question: I just found out I am pregnant and I am already 9 weeks along. Before I knew I was pregnant, I was jumping up and down inside one of those big bouncy houses for kids (for about 5 minutes). I didn’t feel any pain, didn’t have any bleeding, but my mother in law told me I could have hurt the baby. I’m scared. Is jumping bad for the baby?
Answer from Nurse Barb: You sound like you’re going to be a fun mom! Rest assured that the jumping you did shouldn’t have any effect on your baby. Jumping in those air jumpers provided your legs and ankles lots of cushioning. As long as you didn’t have any spotting or bleeding after the jumping, you and the baby should be just fine. (more…)