Thank you so much @Sarah that’s made me feel so much better! I did parkrun literally 10 mins slower than I normally would because I was so nervous and I was constantly checking my heart rate, walking up hills etc. I did the London marathon just before I fell pregnant so my body is used to running! I think I’ll just go nice and slow and constantly check my heart rate - hopefully I’ll feel better when I reach the second trimester and feel a little safer. I need to start looking into strength exercises that are safe to do as I know they’re so important for birth etc!! Thanks again :)
I would add - I also did a HITT class and fainted. So stopped that pretty quickly. Too much cardio isn't good but if you can run and talk at the same time that is a good indicator that you are fine.
Im a little further along than you - due October. I was exactly the same! I did park run every week and loved it but was so nervous to continue. I did go but was so nervous I would walk and then run for 5 mins and walk again - always checking my heartrate. After talking to my midwife she said if you used to run before you can totally do it when pregnant (for as long as it is comfortable), just dont try to reach your personal best. Your body will tell you when enough is enough. Sure enough - i started getting back pain and it became painful to run so I stopped. But now Im feeling stronger and have bought a belly belt and I'm going to start power-walking / swimming and build up to short runs if I feel able. Baby is well protected inside you and will probably enjoy the rocking motion! If you feel you can still run - I say go for it.
Thanks ladies - I think just going to do what I feel comfortable with and I think that’s not a lot until I get to 12 weeks. I’ll also download the baby2body app as that sounds great!!!! Thank you all :) x
Follow midwife pip on Insta she gives great running advice. I used the Baby2Body app last time and using it again as it has pregnancy based workouts for each stage and I always feel confident knowing I’m only doing suitable workouts
Same, haven't been to the gym since my embryo transfer. Gonna stick to walking until at least the viability scan.
Same - I’m a 5 times a week kind of person and since finding out I’m pregnant (8 weeks 3 days) I haven’t done anything but walking. My midwife recommended gentle exercise and we all know HIIT & the like aren’t gentle so I’m trying to not get annoyed at myself for not moving in my usual ways. I think you have to go with your gut and know if you’re feeling worried and anxious about doing it - it’s probably going to make you worry more after too. I’m hoping past 12 weeks I can pick up reformer Pilates again and have some routine back as I miss it
Thank you @Jordane ! I’m glad I’m not the only one!! I agree - we’re planning on having a scan at around 8 weeks if we’re lucky to get that far so hopefully I’ll feel better then. Until then, I think I’ll be sticking to walking as it’s just not worth the worry! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy too!! ♥️
Me!! I do a lot of strength training and clubbersise classes. I've just done IVF so was on a strict exercise regime.. basically only walking allowed. Yesterday I did my first gentle low weight low impact work out and felt so many twinges it made me panic and then spent the rest of the day on the sofa with sickness 🤦🏼♀️ I have no advice but I do know that il probably only feel better once I've had a scan! 💞 Wishing you a healthy pregnancy!
I've definitely been more gentle with my workouts. Walking, lighter weights and some yoga and pilates.