Mama Bees who run: running after giving birth

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ohh good article. Not pregnant yet, but I am a runner. Interesting that our bodies shift so drastically after baby and don’t go back to “normal”. I totally see the sports bra one though, because even when I have my period, I sometimes need to double up because they are so sore. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i used to do treadmill running/jogging regularly but haven’t since like the 2nd month of my pregnancy. i’m looking forward to getting back to it.  the apartment i live in now doesn’t have nearly as good of a gym as the one that i lived in before i got pregnant. just some treadmills, a stationary bike, and some free weights. so i won’t have much in the way of particular equipment to do exercises with. and we live in a small space, there’s always “needed” stuff competing for the very small space i have, so i probably won’t buy any either. but i will try to do some similar stretches if it helps or i find that i need them.

thanks for posting.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thanks for the article. Just want to throw my 2cents in here. Was a regular runner before getting pregnant–3xs a week…10 mile races were expected every couple of months. I didn’t run during pregnancy just because I was nervous it being my first pregnancy and all, but remained active.

I had my baby about 7 months ago and have done a couple of 10 milers since, but it was hard to get that base back. One thing I experienced that shocked the heck outta me was the umm…leakage. Yup. A couple miles into one of my longer runs I felt some wetness down there and thought I started bleeding so I stopped. When I got home, nope, no blood, but pee! Ack! And believe me it just came out. Like you are on your period…you have no control over it coming out and that’s exactly how it felt. No amount of “holding it” makes a difference. It just trickles out. It’s compeltely gone now, and I don’t have any problems with leakage. I made sure to get serious about Kegels after that! Lol. But just thought I would share!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow, very helpful. I love running but haven’t done much since my first trimester. I am really hoping to get back into it shortly after I give birth (due in November) so I’ll have to look into these bras that are recommended. Even now I could use a different sports bra bc I’ve been wearing my regular ones at the gym (not doing as intense activity that requires extra support).

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