core temp

Bikram Hot Yoga During Pregnancy?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
Hi. I have been doing Bikram Hot Yoga for several years now, 5-6 days a week. I am concerned about continuing as just found out I'm pregnant (1 month) and I read so many things about not raising your core temperature. However, there are gals doing hot yoga that are pregnant and others at the studio that say they wouldn't do it.

My MD doesn't really seem to have an answer -- yes or no. Do you have any more insight or knowledge on this subject with all of your years of being an athlete or friends that may do Bikram Hot Yoga and know?