swimming

the life changes

the begining of my new life. theres so much to learn about and discover. its so wonderful to make such a beautiful thing. theres so much to come and have so many questions to ask. makes me nervious alot of the time. like am i going to be a good mom. suport she/he the right way. when i am pregnant i worry about the baby if its growing right and getting all the nutrients she/he needs.

Scuba Diving While Pregnant?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I have been doing power yoga for the last 8 or 9 months. I know there is a question about it, but it talks about heated rooms, which is not my case. Can I go on with my power yoga lessons?

Also I was just about to start a scuba diving course when I found out I was pregnant, can I do it?Thank you, I will really appreciate your answer for I'm living in a very small island in the Pacific, and I don't have any expert at all to whom I can ask!

Thank you very much again,

Soledad

Pregnant and Gaining Weight After Knee Injury

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello. This is probably not a mainstream question. I recently (past 5 months) lost 40 pounds with exercise and diet and "accidentally" got pregnant.

Before I realized I was pregnant, I hurt my knee with what my doctor seems to think is a cartilage tear (we can't do an MRI to determine because of pregnancy).

I have gained back 10 pounds in the past two weeks because I can't do my routine which was 4 days/week of 35 minute elliptical trainer and then 30 minutes of upper body weights.