exercise during pregnancy

What Precautions to Continue Kickboxing?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I do kickboxing and have done so off and on for approximately 9 years. I stopped during my first pregnancy which resulted in a cesarean 4 years ago.

I am now 11 weeks pregnant and continue to kickbox on a one-to-one basis at a lower intensity.

My concern is as I get into my pregnancy and continue to engage in kickboxing how it will impinge on my existing c-section scar and what precautions I would need to take?

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?

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