I just had my little guy last August, and I hooped for most of the pregnancy, on and off body. I would definitely say avoid it for the first trimester though since that is the most risky time.. but after that I think you would be totally fine. The baby is soooo well protected in there! Lots of shock absorption :) In fact I hooped as much as I could towards the end hoping it would help get labor going. It didn't though lol. But I had gotten that idea from a discussion on hooping.org (which I can't find now) where they had said belly dancing used to be a method women used to help birth babies.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and hoopy pregnancy! :)
Hey Natalia, I have a 4 month old and did a whole lot of hooping during my pregnancy. I tought classes through my 4th month and by my 5th month I had put down my fire hoop for the rst of my pregnancy. I only did it a few time while pregnant and usually at the beach or on the river so the breeze would help me from breathing in the fuel.That was my biggest concern, plus fire hooping already makes spectators nervous you throw a baby bump in the mix and you maught not get the responce you'd like. As far as everything else, your own body will be the biggest indicator of how far you can go. I would just avoid jump throughs and shoulder stands and I encourage you to waist hoop in both currents regularly to help avoid an increase in back pain which your already gonna have enough of. I loved being a pregnant hoooper and making videos, I shared a few and saved some just to look back on later and smile. My most recent video is of me hoop dancing with my baby girl and I think it's the sweetest thing i've ever done. So keep it up, it's great to have an outlet to keep you active through your pregnancy and I wish you all the best. Happy hooping!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btTkbxWseFA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APzUUWIN54I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBEYnFT-Obc