we are currently ttc, At the moment I go to the gym at least 4 nights a week - I was wondering if all goes to plan and i get a BFP - Is it still ok to do this amount of exercise if able? or what I could do, I think I would go insane if I had to cut it out completely....
Hi Ivory Bride,
From what I've read you can continue doing any exercise you were doing before you got pg, you're just not supposed to try & increase your level of fitness while you're pg. So for example if you were running 3 miles a day before you could keep that up once you got pg (well until it gets uncomfortable anyway!), but if you'd done no exercise before getting pg then it would be a bad idea to try & run 3 miles one day.
I was running on the treadmill before pg, I felt pretty crappy in the 1st tri so I had to stop then but since I've felt better I've been on it again - not running, but doing fast walking. But I've a friend who runs long-distances (marathons and such), she had no m/s so was able to keep up her training for her 1st and 2nd trimesters. She didn't race anymore, but kept up the running. Got a bit uncomfortable in the 3rd tri with the big belly so she switched to walking. She had a very easy labour and now has a bouncing 4-month-old boy! So there's no reason you can't keep up your current fitness regime once you get pg.
Thanks for that info - thats good to know... :D Hopefully Ill still have the energy ...