Trying for a baby - should I run?

One for the girls, probably...

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01/09/2009 at 20:59

Jenni B if you carry on running you might have problems conceiving.  Stop running for a while or at least slow down so that your hubby can catch you.   

I was learning to horse ride while I was pregnant with my youngest, my midwife told me I had as much chance of shaking one of my kidneys out as I had of dislodging the baby.  As long as I didn't fall off. I stopped lessons at 24 weeks cos it got uncomfortable trying to get off the horse.

02/09/2009 at 09:26

I was learning to ride (and doing high-impact step aerobics) when I got pregnant with my first one - I reckon if he could cling on through my incompetent, bone-jarring attempts at trotting, running would be a breeze!

I advise my runners that, if you're already doing a form of exercise when you fall pregnant, it should be fine to carry on, but I wouldn't take up any new exercise (we have a lot of pregnancies and babies in my group).  I think it's a question of listening to your body - if you feel ok to run, then do it.  Pregnancies aren't that prone to miscarry if they're healthy; look at the women around the world who do heavy physical work throughout the nine months and deliver healthy babies.

02/09/2009 at 10:24

Thank you.  Maybe I will run home tonight - I decided not to last night but am now thinking I will run tonight - nice slow jog...

Fascinating reading everyone else's input - thanks!

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