In the past 24 hours I have done a prenatal Pilates video as well as prenatal yoga. Obviously I'm attempting to keep fit during this pregnancy but there's another reason. Lower back pain. It started really early on...maybe around 9 or 10 weeks and continues to get worse. I've added a small pillow to just about every chair I sit in (including the car!). For once, The Pilot's job has come in handy (other than, you know, providing income) when he came home with a small airline pillow for me. It's the perfect size. So far that kinda sorta helps but ultimately, my back just hurts all the time. I try to not sit in one place too long without walking around, I've tried a pillow between my knees at night, etc. Blah.
I'm already over it and I know that it will probably just continue as my belly expands and my posture changes. I've gotten a few other pieces of advice (body pillow at night, belly support belt) but I think I'm going to talk to my doctor about it this week. Fingers crossed she will say something awesome like I need a prescription for massages. :)
As for the videos, I found the Pilates easier but mostly because I've taken professional classes before so I know the proper poses. While they are modified for pregnancy, I felt like I knew what I was doing. Yoga is a different story. I can't seem to breath the right "direction" when they tell me to. I spend more time watching the screen and trying to figure out if I'm doing it right. I found a local yoga studio that offers prenatal yoga at a pretty reasonable price...and you can pay per class. I'm thinking I might go a few times, learn some of the moves and then try it at home.
In the meantime, everything except my back is feeling very stretched out.