When and how to get back to it after pregnancy!
Just wanted to wish you luck with the new arrival!
I am probably not the best to advise here as I took a very long time to get back to running again after my children were born, but I do know that new mums can put a lot of pressure on themselves at a time when emotions are already running high, and even if you are blessed with a wonderful sleeper your body will be recovering from the strains of pregnancy and birth for quite a while.
So, be kind to yourself and don't try to do too much too soon. Running isn't going anywhere and the road will still be there waiting for you in a few months time, so don't beat yourself up if you can't get back into it straight away.
It all depends really on how the birth goes and how tired you are after. I seem to remember from when I had my children they advised waiting for 11 weeks or something like that, I think until that time the prolactins in your body makes you more susceptible to soft-tissue injury.
Just go more by how you feel - you can always build up by going for walks on your own with your ipod, getting some 'me' time and doing some brisk walking.
good luck for the birth and just take your time getting back to exercise
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