Pregnant runners' club

for anyone who's expecting...

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15/03/2006 at 07:59
Well done Minks, you sound a lot more positive :o)
Any news mitchie moo?? We all have our fingers crossed for you....
And Marijke - I have also got a new 10k PB since having my son - I truly believe that pregnancy has improved my form and I am a lot less injury-prone it seems. Although that may be down to my orthotics too... ;o)

Love to all,
Hegs x
15/03/2006 at 08:08
minks - glad you are feeling more relaxed about it, although very sorry to hear about your hamstring. that sounds awful.

cinders - are you still out there? how are things going?
15/03/2006 at 09:56
Hope everyone is well. I am suffering today and it is all self inflicted !!! A local restaurant with an excellent reputation was doing a spouse on the house deal midweek till the end of march. Basically you get the cheaper starter, main and dessert free. It was too good to pass up so hubby and i invited my Mum and Dad along as well last night, unfortunatley we couldn't get a table till 8.30pm which was maybe a bit late. The meal was absolutely wonderful and i indulged and had 3 courses. However the meal has sat in my stomach all night and can still feel it there and got terrible burps !! Definetly worth it though !!

On another completley different note, i'm cooking sunday lunch for my Mum and Granny (and the rest of the family) for Mothers Day and Mum has an abundance of Baileys and has suggested i use some of it up to make some wicked puddings. Does anyone have any good recipes for Baileys Ice Cream in particular or Baileys Cheesecake, these are the two she really fancies. Any other Baileys recipes would be greatly appreciated as well.
15/03/2006 at 14:55
A couple of fooodie questions. Is it ok to eat medium steak when its still pink in the middle and a wee bit blood running out of it? and is it ok to eat soft cheeses like Philidelphia and supermarket own brand versions, they'll be pasturised won't they ?
15/03/2006 at 15:30
mrs o - virtually all processed cheese is pasteurised (as is goat's cheese). It's only the really gooey french ones that tend not to be, and quite frankly with refrigeration standards as they are today there is little risk from cheese. I must admit that I ate some unpasteurised cheese when I was pregnant but there is still a risk as pointed out by the health service.

Re: medium cooked steak, etc, again I ate rare steak when I was pregnant but I guess there is a risk of picking up bugs from it - apparently most of the bugs on meat is on the cut surface therefore if you have cooked the outside properly there should be no major problem.....

I do point out, however, that this is entirely my own opinion and does go against the official line of the health service.
15/03/2006 at 15:30
Hi Mrs O

The advice on meat is well done I am afraid. I love mine medium rare too! Unless it is fully cooked, there are potentailly live bacteria still present. When you are pregnant you are more suceptable to food osoining or tape worms due to you immune system being weakend. Saying that my swiss friend ate loads of rare meat - but then there will always be exceptions!
this a great link for cheese and lists them all by name.

I know what mu 1st meal will be after giving birth a rare steak with brie on top washed down with a glass of red wine :-)
15/03/2006 at 16:07
Was negative, with maybe a very faint line but hubbie thinks I imagined it. But am sure I am, so shall I test again in a few days time. I feel awful running, am starving and very tired. No sore boobs though or ickiness yet, but was 6 weeks when I found out last time not 35 days.

My urine was very pale though so think may have drunk too much before as well.
15/03/2006 at 16:12
lol at post pregnancy meal, clare!

is it ok to have all these things (soft cheese, rare meat) when breast-feeding? if you get food poisoning/listeria when breast feeding, is that not a risk to the baby?
15/03/2006 at 16:18
mitchie moo - fingers crossed.

thinking of you.
16/03/2006 at 08:40
Mitchie Moo - wishing you all the luck in the world. I have had a negative then positive and the line for this pregnancy was very faint to begin with.

Caramel - oh yeah forgot about that - lets change it my first meal post breast feeding then - god I will be gagging for it by then especially the wine!!

The cross trainer is going well. I am doing about 35-40 mins daily. I must admit it is very comfy to do while pregnant.

I DO miss running so much though. I gaze longingly from the car at people out on their runs. I even loved running in cold weather and miss it so. To try and manage my withdrawals, I have been planning some comeback races and have book marked a few for next year :-)

Hope you are all doing well
16/03/2006 at 08:42
Hi all,

Well, now I´m in my 18th week and still running. That is, untill recently I have been running. For the last week there has been other things on my mind:

A few weeks ago my midwife called me regarding a rare hereditary lethal disease (the child dies as an infant), I had stated as having occured once in my family. Since it IS a rare disease, I had not thought more about it after having informed both my own doctor very early in my pregnancy AND my midwife.
But now, my midwife wanted to test both me and my boyfriend to see if we both carried the recessive genes coding for this disease. So.... yesterday, we were told that the both of us actually WERE carriers. I have never had such a chock!

Yesterday, they took tests from the amniotic fluid and now we "just" have to wait and hear whether our baby is healthy or sick.

So, I am not doing a lot of running now.... my thoughts are ceaselessly around the statitics of still having a healthy child. I am totally at a loss, untill the test results from the amniotic fluid are revealed (which is still 5!! days away - HOW do I get through those days). Also, I am enraged over the fact that my own doctor did not follow up on this sooner....
Our lives are completely at a stand-by right now. This is the most terrible feeling I have ever had.

I still have not told friend or family about this unfortunate turn of events, but I need to vent somewhere... hope it is ok, that I do it here.
16/03/2006 at 08:48
(((Oh Turtle!))))

I want to send you lots of positive thoughts and good luck. I can only imagine what you must be going through.

You must feel very let down by all your carers.

The next five days will be hard, but just take things slowly and I am wishing that all is well for you. And vent all you like!!!!
16/03/2006 at 08:52
Don't know what to say, but will send all the positive vibes/thoughts that i can over the next few days and vent all you like here.
16/03/2006 at 09:01
HI again,

Thank you both. I can use all the positive thinking I can get right now! This is not exactly how I imagined my first (or following, for that matter) pregnancy to evolve.

Thank you again.
Right now, I am clinging to the 75% chance of still having a healthy baby. Ask me again in half an hour, and I am probably focusing on the 25% risk of the child being ill.

It is great to have this place for support through both good and bad times.
16/03/2006 at 09:13

i had been wondering how you were as you hadn't posted for a while, and now this has happened.

i'm SO sorry to hear this.

there is nothing that you can do now, apart from wait, which must make you feel so helpless. but you can try to stay positive, and you are trying to, even though it's very hard.

you had at least a 25% chance of having a miscarriage, and you didn't. you now have a 25% chance of having a sick baby, which means the odds are the same as they are for miscarriage. it's not a good odds, but you've defied the odds once already, and i'm crossing everything i have that you and your little one will do the same again.

it's so awful that you have had this dumped on you at this stage. it might not have made the actual waiting any easier if you had known from the outset, but at least you could have prepared yourselves...

please keep posting.

i have just had an email from a friend today who has just got her blood results back for downs, and she has a high odds. she is devastated and now has to have an amnio. i must admit, we just went straight for the nuchal scan at the outset because of the inaccuracies of the blood tests, but that doesn't help her right now. and she has to wait another week before she can have the amnio, so she is also in a terrible state.

hugs all around.
16/03/2006 at 10:18
I am also, periodically, clinging to the 75% chance of a healthy baby.

But I can not forget the fact that, earlier, I was also clinging to the fact that the carrier frequency of this recessive gene was 3%. But this did not help us one bit since we both still had this gene (3% statistic or not).
"Funny": When you already have experienced that you are one of the minority in a statistic, your faith that you actually can belong to the majority of another, related statistic, dwindle to something like zero.
Wow..! Statistics really are a complex, confusing and scary subject.

I am at work right now, but I can not seem to get anything done.
But rather sit here that walk around at the house, alone with nothing but these betraying, stupid thoughts
16/03/2006 at 11:00
Thinking of you - fingers crossed, and we all send you our most positive vibes (I hope I can speak for everyone here).

Re: food & breastfeeding - you can eat whatever you like - foodpoisoning et cdoesn't get passed on. However, alcohol can get passed through breast milk, so neck your vino straight after a feed ;o)
16/03/2006 at 11:36
Hi Turtle,
Just to let you know I'm thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed. 75% is good odds-keep focussed on that. I'm not even pregnant yet, just trying and I get very scared all the time worrying about risks.
Try to keep cheerful.
16/03/2006 at 12:28
Turtle, my heart goes out to you. How many weeks along are you? I would be so furious that the tests weren't done earlier on you and your husband.

Like Viks, I'm not even pregnant yet but worry about these sorts of things and what I'd do if the baby wasn't healthy or there was a chance that it might not be healthy.

Hang on to that 75% figure - that's good odds. Fingers crossed for you at this difficult time.
16/03/2006 at 12:46
Hi Minks,

I´m actually 18 weeks along now, and I can´t stand to think about the consequences if we actually DO lie in the 25% risk of a having a baby with a lifespan of max. 1-1,5 years (perhaps I shouldn´t even mention this possibility - it might be a self fulfilling prophecy; my god I´m going crazy here). I am sick to my stomach right now, and I have NO IDEA how I will get through the waiting. If only I could do as the bears and hibernate until the answer lies ready...It literally feels like I AM going a little crazy.

I am also getting more and more furious at my physician for not following up on this when I first told him 2,5 months ago.
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