Found a cool prenatal water exercise class but they have this disclaimer...
The class is not open to women who are expecting twins or other multiple births, because exercise during multiple-birth pregnancies is not advised by either the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
nectarine / 2765 posts
I did not but it was because I was completely miserable the entire pregnancy and honestly just in survival mode. However, my dr did give me permission to exercise since I had worked out regularly prior to getting pregnant. I would ask your dr and go by what he/she says.
Eta: congrats again, btw! I was so happy to hear your news!
pomelo / 5041 posts
I'm surprised that they say that, especially since the class is in water. I never asked my OB about it but honestly I got enough exercise chasing my son and was so exhausted that I never felt the need to do additional exercise. I agree with @caly that you should just see what your doctor says.
pomelo / 5093 posts
Is that true? Are women with non complicated twin pregnancies seriously advised not to exercise at all? That just baffles me!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
@Caly: @marionberry: Thanks! I will ask my OB.
@sarac: Yeah, it is odd, but then again this pre-natal water class is offered at a hospital. So maybe they have extra liability. Or I wonder if something happened to a mother with multiples and now they can't offer it to us. I guess all it takes is one time. I'll talk to my OB and see what she says.
honeydew / 7230 posts
I had zero energy to stay awake outside of work hours, let alone exercise. However, my MFM was extremely conservative and really did not want me exerting myself at all. I don't think he would have been thrilled if I had been doing a lot of exercise, honestly. His goal was to keep my babies in 38 weeks, whatever it took. We made that goal.
persimmon / 1165 posts
I did some prenatal DVD workouts early on but after I found I was carrying twins I stopped. Part of that was a lack of energy, another part was I was nervous that it would cause me complications. Not really rational, but that was my mind frame ...