The Benefits of Staying Active During Pregnancy

My son will be one year old this weekend. The time flew by; I can only imagine how fast the next 17 years will go. I found out I was pregnant with him two days after Christmas 2011. After celebrating the news, I began scouring the Internet for advice on exercise. I was already commuting to work by bicycle three to four days a week; my concern was that I would have to stop. In fact, during my first visit with the nurse/midwife, she quipped “We’ll see if you’re still doing that at eight months.” Even my yoga instructor expressed concern when I told her I was 10 weeks pregnant. “By the end of the semester, I’ll probably just have you stand there,” she said. Wow, I didn’t realize that pregnancy was going to have so many limitations. Continue reading