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    Default Jogging while newly pregnant

    Hi girls--

    Just wanted to get some advice on jogging while pregnant. I do definitely plan on speaking to my doctor as well, but thought I'd see what you girls have been told.

    I'm currently jogging (very slowly) and was wondering if this is ok to do while newly pregnant? I am not pregnant yet but hopefully will be by May.

    Any advice would be great thanks!

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    From my experience it is usually fine to continue along with your current fitness regime when you fall pregnant. The recommendation is not to start anything new when you fall because your body isn't used to it.
    But yeah, have a chat with doctor about it

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    ^ That is what I think too - If you have always (or for a while at least) been jogging. you are fine to continue when pregnant. If you dont run, get pregnant then want to do a marathon it is a different story

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    What do you think if I have been running for a month beforehand? I only started running a couple weeks ago and only run at a slow pace and don't really get puffed. So by the time I may get pregnant I will have been jogging for a month or more. I will still ask my doctor and have already emailed my midwife, just waiting for her reply! Do you know what your heart-rate should be if you exercise while pregnant? I can borrow DH's heart-rate monitor.

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    Not sure about specific heart rate - I would assume it differs based on level of fitness but I am no expert. Just check with you GP if you are concerned. For low intensity jogging, I would think you should be fine

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    Ok. This week when I jog I'm going to keep track of my heart-rate so that I can give an average to my dr Friday.

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    Both pregnancies I ran up to about 9 weeks, and only stopped because I was too tired and sick to keep going. With DS I had only been running a little while- had just completed the C25k program, so I wasn't a complete beginner but hadn't been at it long.
    I think it's really one of those 'listen to your body' things- stop if it gets too much in any way.
    I swapped from running to swimming which was great because i kept it up for my whole pregnancy with no issues.

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    I think the key is to just not overheat yourself. When you feel that hot sting in your face it's time to stop.

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    Well I just got back from a jog and my heart rate tended to stay around 180-186 but then when I started the last km (which is one more km than I've ever done) it stayed around 190, sometimes frantically beeping at 192!!

    I felt fine though...I'm breathing fine and not really puffed at the end. Hmmmm....
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