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    Default Does anyone here run pregnant?

    So I am just getting back into running and loving it! Very early days for me though, lots of walk breaks but I am improving. I plan to be able to run for 30mns in the next two or three weeks.
    We are hopefully going to be trying for number two bub next month.
    My question is would it be okay to keep running at the level I am at when I fall pregnant, be it next month or in a few months time? Do I have enough running under my belt to be fit enough for it to be safe?
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    Subbing, I'm keen to know for next bub.

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    Anyone just back from an early morning run?

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    I didn't answer your question before now Trio as I don't know what the obs would say and why - I can only answer from personal experience.

    I usually love running and high impact workouts, but when pregnant go low-impact which includes no running. Many can still cycle whilst pregnant, but I found I always spotted afterwards so gave that one away too. I've worked out easily until the day some of our children were born with no problems.

    As everything gets a little bit more heavy it can damage your pelvic floor - so I would baby that if you want to do running and jumping jacks in the future

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    I am by no means "a runner", however I regularly run around 8km and have been doing so for a good 12 months. I just found out I was pregnant last week. I went to the gym Monday for a weights session, and I'm about to walk to the gym for a 30 min treadie run this morning.

    I plan to try and continue exercising regularly throughout this pregnancy, for my own sanity! I briefly spoke to a trainer, but will have a proper sit down chat with one soon.

    If you are keeping your heart rate low (under 90 I believe) taking plenty of breaks and drinking lots of water, it should be ok. I would suggest getting yourself a heart rate monitor and getting an idea of what your body copes with. I am reasonably fit, I can keep it under 90 at a decent pace.

    Awesome that you are thinking ahead and sorting this now.

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    Hi Trio I (for some weird reason) LOVE running and have just got back into it after the birth of my DS2. I got very fit after my first son was born (gym and PT sessions) but unfortunately had to give it all in while pregnant as I just couldn't stomach it - I had bad 'morning sickness' and found it impossible to exercise without feeling sick. I think it is very individual, but I would also have a good chat to your ob first just to be on the safe side. Enjoy

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    Just wanted to correct myself- keep your heart rate under 140! I though it sounded a bit low, so I asked our pregnancy specialist trainer at the gym. Resting under 90, workout under 140.

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    Just wanted to correct myself- keep your heart rate under 140! I though it sounded a bit low, so I asked our pregnancy specialist trainer at the gym. Resting under 90, workout under 140.

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    Thanks for your replies everyone!

    R, you have a lot more fitness under your belt than me! I was fairly fit when I first fell pregnant with DS, I did ask my doctor, he said I was fine to run and i did for abit but I was just too worried, first bub and all. I did even get myself a heart rate monitor to check my heart rate but it was still pretty high. I can't remember the numbers now. I have since lent it to my brother, who lent it to my other brother who has moved about 7 times. So who knows where it is! I'll give him a call tonight. Good luck running through your pregnancy!

    Little ted, yeah things could be different with the next pregnancy I guess after our miscarriage. I couldn't imagine running 6 months pregnant, I was thinking more first tri. Deffinantly want to avoid a broken pelvic floor! I would walk about 4km to work every day when I was pregnant with DS. Right up till I left for maternity leave. I really think it helped with labor, thats why I want to be nice and fit for labor with this next one. I was recovered physically after a few hours and a shower. I didn't feel like I had had a baby at all.

    Star light, glad you love running too! People just roll their eyes at me when I say I enjoy it! I have to make an appointment with my baby doctor for a Pap smear next month so I will ask then.

    It was a rest day for me today, I'm getting twitchy for my next run already!

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