Topic: playing while pregnant

I am 30 weeks along and I am still actively playing in my local orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber group. I been realizing that as I'm growing bigger, my vibrato is not what it used to be. Not as pronounced, not as fast, harder to keep oscillating for long periods of time...
Have other members experience this similar issue?

Re: playing while pregnant

no wonder--- your diaphragm, not to mention all your other innnards, are being smooshed out the way by the growing baby.  When I was pregnant  (twice) it got hard to even draw a deep breath sometimes!  And hard to eat very much either, toward the end. The way the baby rolls around and positions itself from time to time can create uncomfortable bulges and squishings too.  Of course the ultimate is the kick in the bladder.

Darlene

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