I know this might be a strange question....but does anyone know if running while trying to conceive impedes your efforts due to all the pounding the ground and bouncing?? I run about 3 times per week for about 5-7 kms. Should I stop while trying to conceive and switch to a more lower impact exercise, such as yoga or walking, during this time? Does anyone know from experience?
I agree with Helly that it would be good to talk to your doctor, but I am trainer and I would say if you already run your three times a week, then your body is used to it and you would be fine to continue with that activity. There are tons of great programs for pre-natal activities, and those would be great ones to do as well. I know my YMCA here in Kelowna has a pre-natal courses that teach you activities that are great during pregnancy, and those same activities would be a great way to get your body ready...congrats on trying, good luck with everything!!!
If you're not having problems conceiving, I can't imagine it would be a problem. However, if you have been trying for awhile without success, I'd talk to your doctor. I know I've had a few friends that were thin (in a good way...they didn't look too thin) and took awhile to conceive until they put on a few pounds.
Thanks, ladies! I know, I've been told to put on a few pounds! The thing is, I've lost over 20 lbs since I went vegan (then back to vegetarian, planning to try to go vegan again). It was accelerated with the running, as well. Thanks for all your responses! :)
Good luck! I think exercise that you have been doing regularly shouldn't affect you. I would talk to you doctor though. I was working out regularly and had lost a considerable amount of weight and still conceived. I was the smallest in my adult life and gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I wish you well and remember to do what feels best for you and your body. Have a Happy Healthy Day.
I think everyone's different but I found that for each of my three pregnancies I needed to gain a little weight before I conceived. I've always been an exerciser (4-5 x week) but scaled back to gentle walking and jogging when I was trying to conceive and then gradually worked back up to my normal routine (with modifications) throughout the pregnancy--I think it has something to do with the percentage of body fat needed to ovulate. Even if you feel like you're at a healthy weight and feel great...for some people getting below a certain level can mess with your periods (for me at 5'5" that weight level was around 120 lbs.). Anyway, I went on to have three very healthy babies and great pregnancies with no complications. I definitely recommend exercising during pregnancy if you're accustomed to it and, obviously, your dr. recommends. Good Luck!
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