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My running buddy has just revealed she is 12 weeks pregnant, are there any other runners out there? How long did you run too into your pregancy?

Posted anonymously, 1st April 2015

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  • I was a waddler from very early in my pregnancies! There was no way I could get up anything approximating a run.

  • Not sure I would have been capable of running whilst pregnant. Probably the most running I did was to the toilet to vomit!

  • I’ve never been a runner, pregnant or not pregnant! I would suggest she get the all clear from her doctor and just remember she’s pregnant so maybe not go as hard as she did pre pregnancy

  • As long as she has regular input from her gp about exercise and pregnancy, I see no issue with it

  • I can’t remember but check things out with GP; make sure that you wear a ‘support’ for belly if you need it since it can help prevent saggy skin/muscles afterwards; take care with pelvic floor and don’t over do it!

  • My pregnant friends run and love it and follow their GP’s advice. They are fit and healthy and fine.

  • I didn’t run but did step classes. I was a regular and continued right up to 36 weeks pregnant. Then I turned to swimming. Running is obviously a bit different as I would do low impact as I got further along in my pregnancy which is a bit tricky for running. But it made me feel great.

  • Have you seen the stories on Michelle Bridges? She’s still doing it all and she’s 6-7 months pregnant. She’s toned everything down and checks with her Dr, but she’s doing fine

  • if she has been running for a long time, no worries, she could run right up to labour (there was a 38 week preggo marathon runner on the news!) if she has become pregnant and took up running, then she should consult the doctor due to potential risks.

  • I’m not a runner as in marathons or anything like that but I would normally do 5km a day on the treadmill. I continued at the gym until I was 36 weeks but stopped running at about 26 weeks. I’d recommend either talking to her trainer or doctor as everyone is different.

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