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Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:04

It would probably depend on whether you can find a practitioner who is trained to modify the exercises for pregnant ladies. We do spend a bit of time on our backs in pregnancy yoga, but not long. I'd have a chat with your local teacher and see what they suggest.



Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:28

Hope you and baby stay well Janie - bleeds are so scary. I had a couple in the early weeks, but fortunately none since.

Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:27

I bought this book when I was first pregnant...managed to get a 2nd hand copy off ebay...I'm assuming it is the same book of which you are talking Janie? It was any easy read and actually made a lot of sense to me. In the end (as you'll know) I didn't carry on running, but I would've done if I could have kept water down! I'd recommend it anyway.

I'm nearly 37 weeks now, and desperately eyeing up the baby jogger xc which is sitting in our downstairs loo...hopefully a couple more months and I can get back out there. If anyone else is looking at jogging prams, and can't find one of these to try, I have to say it seems very well built, whilst still being relatively light. It has a hand brake as well as the foot brake, is incredibly easy to put up and down and all three wheels come off to aid sticking it in the car if you have a small boot. Has an amazing turning circle...we're planning on using it as our every day pram too, but will let you all know how we get on once baby is here!

Maternity leave is an excuse for mums to do nothing!

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:52

I  think it was something that Katie Price said originally...

Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:20

Hey everyone - 33 weeks and still with the sickness  I tried to order a few bits and pieces for my hospital bag and had a bit of an 'overwhelmed' moment! Can't wait for the good old hor'moans' to settle down again...bursting into tears at anything!!!

Managed to find an antenatal yoga class, but its a bit more of a 'tea, biscuits and stories with a bit of gentle stretching' class. Still, it's the best I can find round our way at the moment and has to be better than doing nothing at all!

Hope evryone else is feeling well.


So, the kids want a dog...

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:37


So, the kids want a dog...

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:07

You mentioned a standard poodle earlier - no idea what they're like for running, but poodle hair/fleece tends to be a bit easier on those that suffer from allergies. A poodle/collie cross might be worth looking at if allergies are an issue.

Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 13:08

Hi Lynda,

I'm so ready to be a functional human being again!!! I'm glad to hear that your sickness is easing. I'm with you on the food thing, far too many doughnuts. It seems I'm able to eat even with the sickness, it's drinking I really struggle with. Unfortunately I've felt too ill to run, but have managed a couple of gentle swims. Need to go more often though!

E x

Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:07

Hi Lynda,

I'm sorry to hear about your previous pergnancy, but I am pleased that you are now expecting. I'm sorry, no tips on the breathlessness. Hope you're feeling ok otherwise?


My sickness still hasn't gone, and it seems in the last week or so to be getting worse. Combined with the hormonal tears, I'm a bit of a wreck. 25 and a bit weeks now, so I'm not sure this nausea is ever going to go.

Pregnant runners' club

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:31


I feel you on the tiredness. For some people it lifts and apparently you get lots of energy.  For others it doesn't. I feel like I could sleep all day and then some!

As far as bump support, I haven't tried anything yet, but a friend of mine was given this mahoosive tubi grip by a physio, so it might be worth seeing if you can get something like that at the chemist.

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