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Third Trimester: Keep Moving

Again, this is about what works for you – you could be pretty active or you could be pottering around. This is all about listening to your body. As ever, something gentle like walking can work wonders for mood, wellbeing, backache and general stiffness in your joints. In the third trimester your body is continuing to change shape, which can put more pressure on your back and on your joints – some movement is going to help you feel better. Pregnancy yoga may also help you at this time as well. It can also be about not sitting for too long if you start to get achey and sore – you can break this up by sitting on a ball or having frequent wanders to move your bum a bit. Remember, this is about gentle and regular movement and it doesn’t have to be about big exercise routines, especially if that was not part of your life before pregnancy. #pregnancyfitness #thirdtrimester #pregnancyyoga #pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

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Second Trimester: Move

This could be a time when you feel pretty good although it is also possible to still feel pretty tired and nauseous. Moving could well give you a boost, you just need to work out what is best for you. If exercise is not your thing, just getting out for a walk is a brilliant way to move and get some fresh air. This can also be a time to start pregnancy yoga sessions. If exercise is your thing, you could still be doing your normal routine – just listen to your body and only do it if it feel ok for you. Don’t push it if you’re not sure.Why move? It boosts your endorphins, it’s better for your wellbeing and it eases the pressure on your joints, which are loosening as your body changes which can make you feel achey and stiff. Just don’t overdo it, the key is gentle. #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyyoga #secondtrimester #pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

First Trimester: Move

I realise all this depends on how you are feeling and I am not suggesting anything strenuous but this is about focusing on you and what you need. Always listen to your body and don’t keep going if it doesn’t feel right but a swim or a walk could be just what you need to boost your energy and help with nausea. If you are fit and used to working out regularly, you might continue with your normal routine if that feels right for you or you might need to scale it back and work out what works for you. #pregnancyhealth#firsttrimester#pregnancy#pregnancyseries Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting