If there are any other dancer moms out there who have any suggestions about modifications that make things easier during pregnancy. I'm trying to keep up with my ballet throughout my pregnancy and some things just are not comfortable anymore. I'm already abstaining from any jumps since I feel like a dancing hippo and that baby might land on my bladder (anyone else have this feeling?) but was wondering what other stuff should be modified. Also, how to deal with the need to puke even thinking about any tours ( singles, okay, forget anything more than that).
Has anyone else felt that at times their joints get stiffer? I feel less mobile in my hips.
Re: Any ballet mommies out there?
I too was stiff and lost a ton of flexibility in my back. I returned to class the day after my six week post-op follow up and took it easy the first month or so.
I only did pointe twice while pregs. That was just not happening even really early.