Post # 1
i know there has been a few posts about this before, but im saddened at the fact that i cant run anymore. I went for what i planned a 2 mile run, ended up being barely a mile. For one i felt SO bloated it was uncomfortable, to many things moving around that didnt use to move around, and the urge to pee starts 1 minute into my run even though i went right before i left the house… im only 6 weeks along, i thought i had at least a few more weeks before i would have to cut it out of my routine.
how have other runner bees coped… i dont have a gym membership so other exercising isnt an option(trying to save money at this point) i would love to pick up swimming instead, but i dont have access to a pool.
Post # 2
Kslim13 : walking. Youtube videos. DVDs. Yoga. Pilates.
Post # 3
Kslim13 : You may very well be able to run again once you get a bit further along. 1st trimester was THE WORST for me! It’s so weird because no one can tell you’re pregnant at all but you still get all the nasty side effects.
Post # 4
I’m 24 weeks pregnant and still running on and off. Yes it’s kind of uncomfortable, but you’ll get more used to being uncomfortable in your torso/uterus area in general (round ligament pain and all the rest of it!) I’m not a hardcore runner at the moment, I’ve fallen off the wagon from my half marathon days – but I run 3 miles every week or so, and my fi and I did a 10k a couple weeks ago.
My necessities are 1) pee right before you go, 2) have a place to pee again on your route if it’s going to be more than ~30 min, and 3) wear something like this: https://www.recorefitness.com/store/p3/Maternity_FITsplint%E2%84%A2.html. This thing is awesome!! It straps everything down and keeps your organs from feeling like they’re bouncing all around. A physical therapist I know said it’s a really good idea to wear something like this for pelvic floor support during any kind of higher impact exercise, both during the pregnancy and also afterwards for a while.
Oh and the feeling like you need to pee doesn’t really go away. But I just ignore it, as the benefits of running / exercise still outweigh any discomfort – until you get to the point in the pregnancy where it actually really hurts or something.
Post # 5
YouTube videos saved me m! I’m 39 weeks now so not really doing much but when I felt better I did a ton of YouTube prenatal workouts. There are some awesome barre ones that will kick your butt. Felt so good to get a really work out in even though you’re pregnant.