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Posted by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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 I'm 31 weeks pregnant and having difficulty sleeping due to my legs being jumpy. Right before I dose off my muscles twitch and they don't relax enough for me to fall asleep...my husband always ends up massaging them for me to go to sleep, not that I"m complaining about that....

But my question is, if I worked out with some cardio or squats would that help the muscles relax at night or make it worse?

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Raeann11
by Platinum Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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Do some stretches before bed and in the morning. Massaging them before bed.

ame0608
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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After I retired from my job as a dancer (ballet and modern), I had something similar and the advice I got was that I needed some movement: biking, running or yoga.

Have you tried a prenatal yoga class? That might help. (And I'm not just saying that because I teach yoga now :) I've heard to be careful of spinning/stationary bike classes throughout pregnancy, which is terrible because they're fun :).

WonderWomanSV
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM

 I'll try some yoga, thanks. There's not a class in my small town, but I can check it out on youtube.

Quoting ame0608:

After I retired from my job as a dancer (ballet and modern), I had something similar and the advice I got was that I needed some movement: biking, running or yoga.

Have you tried a prenatal yoga class? That might help. (And I'm not just saying that because I teach yoga now :) I've heard to be careful of spinning/stationary bike classes throughout pregnancy, which is terrible because they're fun :).

 

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ame0608
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM

If you have Netflix, I know you can rent videos too! There are a couple of good ones I know of. Shiva Rea is good and Jennifer Wolfe is pretty well respected too! If you don't have Netflix, maybe your local library will have some?


Quoting WonderWomanSV:

 I'll try some yoga, thanks. There's not a class in my small town, but I can check it out on youtube.

 



Duquesne
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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Cal mag pills will help as well.
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sfank
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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Here's a link to my favourite prenatal yoga routine on youtube. It's really basic so it's easy if you have no experience like me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xukpu9Ls3As


Quoting WonderWomanSV:

 I'll try some yoga, thanks. There's not a class in my small town, but I can check it out on youtube.

Quoting ame0608:

After I retired from my job as a dancer (ballet and modern), I had something similar and the advice I got was that I needed some movement: biking, running or yoga.

Have you tried a prenatal yoga class? That might help. (And I'm not just saying that because I teach yoga now :) I've heard to be careful of spinning/stationary bike classes throughout pregnancy, which is terrible because they're fun :).

 



chickensmommy
by Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:36 PM
Spinning and the elliptical are working great for me. I recommend cycling shoes for spinning.
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Shelbybridge
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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Try doing cardio about once or twice a week, but do not push it! Then do yoga atleast 3 times a week! Also treat yourself to a professional massage, it is so worht it. you need all of the sleep you can get before your precious one arrives!

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