Running and pregnancy

Can I keep running?

4 messages
27/10/2008 at 10:25

I have just found out that I am pregnant and wonder whether it is safe to keep running. I have read that you should do low impact sports and obviously I won't be doing marathons at six months (!) but am I safe to run for 30 minutes a few times a week during the first 3/4 months?

 This is my first pregnancy and a complete surprise so I've got no idea what's safe and what isn't...

27/10/2008 at 20:46
yes very much so,  Mrs Oxon is now 3 1/2 months or so and runs 2 - 3 times 3 - 5 miles each week coupled with spinning, basic advice is to not to increase mileage run slower and get a heart rate monitor.  Best off checking with your midfwife to get the confidence that you need
27/10/2008 at 20:58
As long as you don't have any other medical issues and are used to the running you should be fine to carry on.  I am now 29 weeks and still plodding on - just slower!
29/10/2008 at 06:17

If you feel OK then keeping running!

I'm 16 weeks pregnant. Was hoping to run until 6 months, but got a chest infection/flu type bug which laid me up for 3 weeks at the begining of pregnancy. By the time that had cleared up I was really nauseaous and just going for a gentle walk resulted in throwing up in a hedge... then they found my thyroid condition had worsened (now back in balance with more meds) - so up until this week I havent been feeling like running (or anything else much!).

I'm back to a daily brisk walk and going to buy a bigger swimming costume today - no longer fit in a size 8  for some reason!!! Have decided to plan to return to running after I've had the baby.

Take it easy - not too far or too fast!


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