for anyone who's expecting...
Congratulations on the birth of Simone, Sonita! A very lovely name. Sorry to hear re complications, hopefully you'll be back on your feet soon. From what I hear, you can't run with babies in prams until they're six months. It's to do with neck support.
I've managed to get a cancellation gynae physio slot tomorrow, so will see what they say. Am expecting some glam tubigrip and exercises! I'm thrilled to have an appointment so quickly because the pain has been pretty bad, but am a bit gutted I'm not going to be able to do much. That said, when walking for a few minutes is painful, I'm just going to have to deal with it!
Thanks, happygonicky....i didnt know about the 6 months..well, i guess ill have to make do with the weekends and then find sometime in the mornings before my husband is off to work...its getting dark early so i cant do the night runs..not very safe...I live in Portugal by the way...
I had some complications bec the docs didnt remove all the placenta..and had to undo some stitches!!! crazy...
hope you feel better soon....good thing you are resting...take care
I guess it's some 'me time', not ideal first thing in the morming though. I'll be in exactly the same boat.
Arghh. Thats sounds horrible. Hope you heal soon.
yup..one does feel caged....they are angels but for very active folks like us, its hard to sit put at home every day without running, except on weekends...
Hi Sonita. I am pretty sure I ran earlier with my daughter, probably around 12 weeks I guess. I too had a quinny but I used the maxicosi car seat in it to run with as it felt more secure and has the head hugger and and I only ran on very flat paths. I live in Windsor so used the roads in the great park which are ideal as smooth and mainly traffic free. Good luck, you will be able to see if baby is getting bumped about.
Boo to the SPD. I had it with my first, it came and went from about 20 weeks but I was able to run up to 30 weeks and stayed using the gym, crosstrainer and weights until I gave birth.
I am now pregnant with my second, he/she is due in February, so am 24 weeks. When is everyone else due? This forum used to be so big we had a huge list when I had my 1st. It has dimished in size somewhat since!!
I saw a very good Osteopath on a regular basis and really reduced my mileage and only ran when I felt ok. I had problems with the SI joint and a touch of SPD, so the main pain was around my lower back. The osteo did lots of pelvic manipulation and put it back into place when it became misaligned. I also saw him fairly soon after the birth and I was back running 3 weeks post delivery albeit shorter and slower runs to begin with.
This time round, I am being a little more cautious, have really reduced mileage and I am not running more than 5 miles at a time and a lot slower maybe 1.30mm slower than my normal pace, although I am not sure I can run much faster...I think I have shortened my stride and kept my feet a lot closer to the ground than usual to avoid too much impact. Still, I could still be struck down with it, so am just grateful for being able to get out and plod.
Also, I am trying not to do any hoovering which aggravates it!!
We are fairly close in dates then. I'm due mid feb.
I was told 6 months...but i guess you are right....if the surface is not bumpy then it should be fine...I have a maxicosi which i can attach as well...there is a bed too...Once i get a green signal from the gynec, i guess I will try it out..with a light jog!
Hope you all are well!!
Is the bed the carrycot? I found that offered next to no support and had no straps so would def not run with that.
yes it is a carrycot..I wont use tht fr running..We use that as Simona's bed..she prefers this to the bassinet!! Funny girl!
sorry for all the spelling mistakes, stupid predictive text! should know by now to proof read!
Interesting chat to come back to! Like Em, I was avoiding the thread for a bit while I couldn't run! Em, you're doing great! Gynae physio was great, pelvis had got misaligned and now feel like new. No tubigrip! Or even exercises, as such (couple of stretches) .She was very definite about not running again while pregnant (am now 31 weeks) though and the not being able to walk without pain scared me so much that I took her at her word. However, this thread (Angelicals, in particular) is making me think again. She put the pelvis getting misaligned down to weak glute (v. plausible, have been doing much less on the strengthening front than usual), impact from the running and an element of hypermobility - all of which strikes me as being very possible. I suppose it's possible pelvis could go out of line again - no doubt the relaxin has a part to play in this, but if it does, I'd know what the problem was. Do I take the risk? Would love to go back to some very light jogging. Perhaps on grass and take it very steady.
Am about to start pregnancy pilates (was slightly shunted out of usual class because they needed to make up class numbers and, to be fair, thought it would be useful), am doing pregnancy yoga still (which slightly does my head in!). I was thinking about aquajogging but have let my gym membership lapse (was happy running and wanted to save a bit of ££). Could really do with doing something a bit more active.
Any thoughts? Maybe I will give it a gentle go? I'm normally very obedient with physios, but if I feel OK....
i would take it easy until you deliver..i did some aqua walking and stretching..and light swimming...i think you should try that vs run or walk..esp climibing stairs should be avoided. Take care!!
OK, that's sensible. I've just found out that I can reactivate my gym membership, so aqua-running and light swimming it is. Thanks for the voice of reason!
Yup. You're absolutely right. Spinning is an option and might well give me that cardio fix. To risk going back to the way I was... Thanks for the wise words! Am glad you're feeling loads better!
I did my first run 2 days back since giving birth..its been 6 weeks..i managed only 5K ..could have gone on more but the uterus was not yet in full form..it felt heavy...so i guess its wise to go slow...(like u all..i was itching to get back but im careful...)..No point taking a risk! Take care all of you!
Well done Sonita, that's a great inspiration. Around 6 weeks is what I am aiming for. I couldn't sit down for a while after my first, never mind run! I felt like my insides were going to fall out, I was black and blue down there not to mention midline abdominal separation and massively painful boobs for at least 2 weeks, and the leaky wee(!)....I didn't leave hospital for 2 days and was pleased to manage a slow, short dog walk 4 days after. I am hoping (depending on the birth!) 4-6 weeks after is a realistic aim seeing how everything was last time but we'll see, Sonita, definitely an inspiration that it is possible although, well done. (P.S I did have quite a traumatic birth in theatre with ventouse first time round though, don't want to scare everyone!! ) Remember you will still be producing relaxin so take it steady and your core will be all wobbly, stretched and saggy so go steady. Speaking from personal experience after last time, I thought the adivce in last months runners world about concentrating on getting core strength and pelvic floor back to some strength before building up running too quickly is probably very sensible advice.
Yea, i think core strengthening is important..i am going to start doing this..it took me around 6 weeks to get better..i had a pretty nasty post delivery recovery..i had some placenta left inside and some stitches had to be undone..so i was off my feet for a few weeks! Brutal...but my delivery was only 4 hours (from start of contractions to having Simona in my arms)...
Im curious - do some women really start running right after delivering..say a day or two later?? I dont know if I believe this....
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