by Lilea Duran
I started my first pregnancy as so many new moms do, nervous, reading baby books and taking prenatal yoga classes, but I wanted something more! I wanted to move! Dance! Feel like myself again! Though I first picked up a hula hoop when I was 23-years-old, it wasn’t until my first pregnancy two full years later that my hooping journey really began. After talking with my midwife and doctor about it, I started hooping and found a whole new way of exercising through pregnancy, connecting with my growing baby, and staying in touch with myself through my life’s biggest change Ever. Fast forward four years later and hooping has not only helped me now through two pregnancies, but I know keeping hooping in my life has helped me be the best parent I can be to my two children.
When it comes to hooping through pregnancy, I’ve discovered over the years that there are some misconceptions out there that really need to be addressed. That’s why I got in touch with several inspiring hooping mamas in our community and asked them to share their journey and advice on hooping through pregnancy. Here is what they had to say: