exercise and TTC /pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2502 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yellow7404:  I have always been very active so I just kept doing what I was doing while TCC (and now that I am pregnant). I think you can exercise as much as you want, although if your cycle gets longer that could be a sign you are overdoing it or losing too weight too quickly.  I think if your cycle stays the same you can assume you are still ovulating as you normally do. My advise would be to gradually increase the amount you do, like start out at 30 mins twice a week, for example, the after a couple weeks increase to three times a week, then 45 mins and so forth.  I would definitely recommend exercising now so that you can confidently continue once you get your BFP! I know exercising has been awesome for me so far in pregnancy. It helps me feel better about gaining weight (totally boosts my self-esteem), helps my mood, helps me sleep better, plus it’s really good for the placenta and the baby. I also feel like it helps prepare me for labor- I’ll feel more confident if I go into it feeling fit and strong! Best  of luck to you, I hope working out goes great and you get pregnant soon!

Post # 3
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Absolutely and you should start exercising! why not try a power walk a couple times a week to start with?  Make sure you get huffy and puffy for most of it. Jog at the start to get your heart rate gong, then continue on your route at a fast walking pace (or alternatively use a tread-mill at the gym). I find getting out of the house around the neighbourhood much nicer than carting myself to a gym but your situation might not lend itself to outdoor exercise. 

Post # 4
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

yellow7404:  Definitely start now and you’ll be able to do more when you are pregnant. I find the key is to start off with something you really like. I’m trying to get back into it at the moment and am focusing on running and weight training classes as I like them the most. I’ll expand and do more soon. I would avoid more intense stuff though. I’ve stayed away from spin and trx classes over the past while.

Post # 5
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

yellow7404:  It is absolutely safe and healthy for you to start an exercise regime while you’re TTC (as long as you don’t have any medical conditions that would make exercise unsafe).  This is actually the best time to start, because then you’ll already be in the habit once you become pregnant, and exercise throughout pregnancy has many, many benefits (both to you and the baby).  I would suggest starting slowly – if you currently do nothing, start with walking.  Whatever you can do now is better than nothing, no matter how little it may seem.  Zumba would also be a great option, because it’s fun and there are always lots of modifications you can make if something seems too hard.

The main recommendation with exercise and pregnancy is that you don’t push yourself too hard, meaning don’t start some rigorous exercise routine or start training for some intense race or event.  But exercise during pregnancy, even if you didn’t exercise prior, is a good thing – so go out and get moving!

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