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3. Switch to prenatal classes

If you’re a regular in your yoga class, come a bit early to get a few minutes in with your yoga instructor. Inform her that you’re pregnant, and ask if there are any poses you should be skipping or modifying. Same goes for Pilates and any other exercise class. Your instructor may suggest switching to a prenatal class altogether. Avoid poses which may cause you to lose your balance, or poses which require lying flat on your back. You may also find that you are more flexible during pregnancy due to the hormone relaxin— which increases flexibility and joint mobility— but avoid overstretching, which could lead to injury.

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