Post # 1
I’m at the end of the first trimester (hurray!) which is GREAT because my crippling nausea has mostly disappeared. My doctor told me that I could exercise, as long as I wasn’t exerting myself past the point of being able to speak.
Today, I was feeling particularly energetic, so I picked up a shorter cardio dvd from one of my go-to beachbody programs. I followed the modified moves, and took several breaks. In fact, I felt GREAT moving around. UNTIL, halfway in, I started vomitting, seemingly out of nowhere.
I don’t understand, because, as a I said, I paced myself, modified the moves to low impact, and felt great (until, obviously the vomit happened). I still don’t feel particularly nauseous. I’ll ask my doctor about it at my next appointment, but has anyone experienced this? Could I really have been “pushing too hard” after only 15 minutes?
Post # 2
AnonymousCupcake: I don’t that you were pushing too hard, especially since you were feeling so good before the vomiting. I gagged or dryheaved plenty of times while I was working out, I think sometimes it was just breathing hard that seemed to stimulate gagging, also bouncing around. Some moves, like stuff where I bend over, make me feel a little gaggy as well, even now at 30 weeks. Also, while my nausea leassoned after 14 weeks, it still kinda came and went- it didn’t disappear all at once. I would just make sure you are really paying attention to your body and drink plenty of water. I like to have a squeeze bottle of water with lots of ice so I can take sips frequently. Good luck! I hope you are done vomiting for good soon!!
Post # 3
I’m at 12w 1d, so around the same time as you. I’m on meds for the nausea now, but I used to get super sick just from changing positions. Literally just sitting up from bed could cause me to throw up. So perhaps the nausea was more a symptom of you bending and dipping your head a lot? It really doesn’t sound like you over exhausted yourself, so I wouldn’t worry about that. If it happens again you might want to try out a pair of seasickness bracelets, which might help.
Oh – and good for you for picking it up again! I’m just sticking to walks so far, still feeling so worried that the nausea will hit if I do anything “extraordinary”.
Post # 4
Did you exercise before you got pregnant? If you are out of shape, you could absolutely be pushing it too hard after 15 minutes.
Post # 5
RunnerBride13: yes, I did a mix of walking/jogging and p90x
Post # 6
I’m ten weeks and a day and have had some nausea without vomiting but it was always worse after physical exertion for me.. Not sure why.
Post # 7
Congrats on picking up your fitness routine again!
The puking can be from a host of things – the shock from no activity for the entire first trimester to aerobic activity (your heart is pumping alot more blood than usual) not eating enough before working out, eating too much before working out, not drinking enough water, drinking too much water, letting your head hang too low while doing excercise, dizziness, etc.
I wouldnt worry too much about it. Ive thrown up a bunch of random times when I thought I felt great. It happens. Just call it a day and try again tomorrow 🙂