Good point, @Babs! None of us here are experts. However, I do believe that a pregnant woman is the expert on what is going on in her own body and needs to be encouraged to listen to her instincts, checking with “experts” if she feels unsure. I don’t know how it is for men, but women repeatedly experience disregard for what they know and what they feel and sense. I experienced pregnancy 5 times: Numbers 1,2, and 4 ended in miscarriage, but 3 and 5 resulted in the birth of two amazing human beings (almost 30 years ago, but it isn’t something you ever forget). During my successful pregnancies I felt like a goddess, profoundly aware of the miracle occurring inside me. But it was scary (especially after losing pregnancies). I wasn’t practicing Druidry at the time, so I can’t say how I would have experienced performing the SOP.
The Sisterhood of Avalon suggest that, during practices that involve moving energy perhaps down and out of the body (possibly resulting in a woman’s flow starting if she still bleeds) to instead visualize the energy caressing and nurturing the baby. I’ve personally never heard of a spiritual group recommending that a pregnant woman stop practicing ritual, unless of course she feels that is the right thing to do. Even the “experts” can’t predict the reality of every individual person.
JMG taught me to trust my instincts during my Dolmen Arch training. Any time I would ask a question about doing something right he would direct the question back to me, telling me to study my own sense of the energies and how they were working within me. I hope he would respond the same in this situation - make a recommendation but also suggest @shinjuki listen to her gut and her heart.
Pregnancy isn’t an illness and shouldn’t limit a person unnecessarily. However, in the early stages of pregnancy, when you are so tired, perhaps you may want to just do the SOP as a meditation, perhaps contemplating each part discursively. Listen to your body - you are the expert there.
Many blessings on your miracle!