Prenatal/Postnatal, Yoga Practice

Still yoga-ing at 38.5 weeks

Finding Drishti - 38 weeks pregnant

This kid is making some serious progress in there! My fundal height grew by 2 cm in a week since my last appointment, and the midwives are all guessing an 8-lber. I’m trying my best to stay in shape for the big event, but I feel myself slowing down day by day. In some ways, this pregnancy is easier than my first, mostly because I know what to expect. But in even more ways, it’s so much harder.

My body is 3 years older than it was last time. I don’t have the luxury of sleep with a toddler who still wakes up at 2 or 4 am, depending on what’s ailing him that night. Because of said child, I am still doing quite a bit of heavy lifting, much to my mom’s dismay, I’m sure. Getting him into and out of the car is incredibly cumbersome!

While I did hold on to headstand through 8 months of pregnancy (with the help of a wall after 32 weeks), I can barely do a forward fold these days. There is just no room for my belly. I’d have to be doing only wide leg folds to get down to the ground, so I stop at about my shins now.

My hips and pelvis are all loose, and I’m quite susceptible to tweaking them if I move too fast or too far at once. And to be very honest, there are days when I am just not up for doing ashtanga because it’s so much work! I think I’ll give it another attempt next week, and then it’s all prenatal and lazy yoga from here on out.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Terri!

    I just found your blog while googling about prenatal yoga šŸ™‚ currently pregnant with 1st child on 232 and just started doing exercise again (so bad!)

    All the very best for your 2nd labour šŸ™‚

    • Terri says

      hi jessica! congratulations to you! and thank you. i’m hoping the second go around will be pretty smooth.

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