I just saw the forum discussion posting on "prenatal yoga", and was wondering if anyone participated in a prenatal aquatone (or similar exercise class in a pool)?
I took this class when I was pregnant (hence the "prenatal"..ha ha), and can not express how much I LOVED it! I ached everywhere, was sore, ugh...I felt like I was in physical agony throughout most of pregnancy...UNTIL I stepped into the pool!
The extra weight I was feeling immediately subsided, as my large tummy became buoyant in the water. I realized my joints (especially my hips) were getting stiff, my legs were swollen, so I wasn't moving them as much (which made them more stiff and swollen!). Getting in the water helped me move easier.
Oh, and the pool water was shoulder-high, and heated...aaahhhh.
I can't say enough about this class, as it helped relieve pressure and pain while I was in the pool; I felt lasting relief after the class; I got exercise and moved my joints more, which probably helped during delivery; and I met some great friends, too!
And it's fun showing off your belly to a room full of other pregnant women in a bathing suit! :-)
Have any of you experienced a prenatal aquatone class?
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