I did run quite a lot before the whole pregnancy lark - but have an ongoing IT band problem hence my phobia of injury. Am off to a session for beginners at the running club tonight so we'll see what happens
thanks for all of those. My baby is now 4.5 months old. I've been walking for nearly an hour a day since about a week after the birth. I've just started back in the gym and have attempted a couple of 10 minute runs which have been ok. I've also been doing a postnatel excersise class run by a midwife whose advice was to wait until my baby was at least 20 weeks old before doing any high impact stuff as the ligaments are aparently still softened. It seems everybody has a different view on when you are ok to start running again. The breast feeding counceller said you shouldn't run whilst breast feeding because again the natural support which is usually there dissapears whilst you are producing milk. So you can see my dilema, no decent medical studies on any of this. I guess I'll take it really easy and see what happens. Luckily I got a little angel who sleeps right through the night, so tiredness isn't too much of a problem. Lou
Help - I'm just about to start running again after having a baby. I am still breast feeding any thoughts or information on the effects it might have. Also what about still softened ligaments! I'm terrified of injury. I'd be glad to hear about other new mums experiences.