Was training for Amsterdam marathon last year whilst I found out I was pregnant 10 weeks before the race, having done all the research decided to continue. Did the race taking my time and walking when I felt the need and drinking lots, was very pleased to finish in just under 5 hours. However, at our 12 week scan we were told there was no fetal heartbeat and the baby had died at 8.5 weeks and I had to have a D and C. Whilst it is unlikely that the training caused the miscarriage it was the first thing that enetered my mind when we were given the news.
Happily I am now pregnant again and plan to remain active but running will not feature in my exercise programme, I plan to keep everything low impact and gentle. Stay active, ladies, but my advice would be to go easy at least until you are past 12 weeks.
My wife has just given birth to a healthy and amazing baby girl.
She didn't know she was pregnant and ran a race - badly - this then lead on to us finding out.
She continued to run very gently, walk lots and lots and she took up yoga at an ante natal class each week.
Keep healthy, happy and well within your limits.
Emma - we've been there too.
Good luck and keep the good vibes going!
Keep you posted!
My sister is a runner too and she was very nervous about running after she found out she was pregnant. She started off with power walks though and took it from there.She says that exercise helped her to have a much healthier pregnancy than with her first.I'm trying to follow in her footsteps and have been trying to get out there and run- it's hard sometimes though!
Pirate Lindi ran almost right through her pregnancy and walked a Parkrun several days before her son was born. Another friend also ran almost all the nine months and continued to do her swim training twice a week. Bear in mind though that both of these ladies are Ironman triathletes and therefore their bodies are very used to a high volume of exercise. If you are not, then it would make sense to take things easy.
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