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Can I continue beginner level step and Zumba classes while pregnant?

Each class is only 30-35 minutes, 1 time a day, 2-3 times a week.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I've not taken Zumba but it's fairly low imact right? If so then go for it. Exercising is very important while pregnant. Just make sure you drink lots of water!

    Answer by jupiter84 at 11:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I don't know about step, but I did Zumba during my pregnancy until i felt like i couldnt move anymore. and it helped me stay as in shape i i was gonna get. Moving/walking also supposedly helps your labor and helps with an easy deilivery.

    Answer by jnhill at 11:19 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • jeez i ran 3 miles, did strength training, hard cardio,, ab workouts for all 9 months. not one single complication, a perfect and effortless labor and delivery and a perfectly healthy baby. i doubt a little zumba will hurt you if doing what i did every day not only didn't hurt me or baby but benefited me

    Answer by momofone725 at 12:53 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Absolutely! Run this by your midwife just to be sure but as long as you are healthy and currently doing it, I don't see why not

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:56 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Thanks. I see my midwife in 2 weeks and plan to talk to her about it.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:02 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • yes you just do things at a lower intensity as your progress good for you for wanting to honestly lol

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:04 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Unless you have a history of miscarriage or preterm labor I can't imagine it being bad at all! But I agree, run it by your midwife. :)

    Answer by mamamoonbirth at 2:19 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

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