(Closed) Walking during pregnancy

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you plan 2 or 3 shorter walks throughout the day?

Post # 4
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Do you think you could break your walks into two shorter walks? I have to go to the bathroom before I leave and go right when I come back. Worst comes to worst do you walk by a park where you could use the bathroom on your walk?I have been trying to do my Kegels more too.

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Towards the end of my pregnancies, I started wearing a maternity belt while walking the dogs.  It helps take a lot of the pressure off so I could walk longer without needing to rest or pee.  This is the one I have (I bought with my first pregnancy), but there’s a lot of different options out there now that weren’t available a few years ago!

Post # 8
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

If you can’t break the walks up into shorter walks maybe consider hiring someone to walk the dogs for you once in the middle of the day?  Maybe even one more time shortly before you get home so the dogs don’t need to do their buisness immediately?  If that’s not a practical option maybe your husband, neighbors, or family members could help for a little while?  It might be wise to consider your options now since it’s very likely you won’t feel up to long walks right away after the baby’s born either (so you might need help from now until a couple months after delivery), not to mention the time that you’re actually in the hospital.  Hope you find something that works for you, the most important thing is not to overdo it.  If you’re in pain that’s your body’s way of telling you you’re doing too much or the wrong thing.

Oh, almost forgot… you said kaegels make it worse?  I know this is personal, but are you doing them when you feel the urge to pee and are trying to hold it in or are you doing them when you don’t need to go?  Doing them when you need to go can definately make it worse, but if it hurts when you don’t need to go you should probably bring that up with your doctor.  Btw, you don’t have to answer that on the forums if it makes you uncomfortable, just think about it. 

Post # 10
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Youc could also just go for the hour at once, but do short circles so you are passing your house 3-4 times and you can stop in as needed.

Post # 11
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I walk 3-5 miles 5 days a week but i walk very slow and i make stops to pee if i need to. Perhaps you can find a route with a lot of restaurants or public places along the way to stop? that or you can try the treadmill or elliptical t a gym and just get off and pee if you feel the urge. walking is very good during pregnancy. prepares you for labor. 

Post # 13
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@roxy821:  could your “break” in your walk just to be come back and pee and then go out again.  it would only take a minute and i assume since you are walking your dogs, u are not that far from home, so you could circle back after 20-30 mins, pee, and do another 20-30 minutes.  the fact that you feel pain associated with having to pee and that you pee so frequently that you can’t go out for an hour i would mention to your doctor (or maybe you have already), because i think i read that can be a sign of a urinary tract infection which i believe are also more common during pregnancy.

Post # 14
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@roxy821:  Sounds like a tough situation.  At least your parents and your hubby can help out when they’re needed though! πŸ™‚  I totally understand what you mean about the dogs wanting you, my dog was like that with me before he passed away.  It’s gotta be tough not being able to walk them as long as you used to.  Maybe try that belt @Mrs.Spring suggested and let hubby/parents pitch in as much as possible.  Good luck, hope you find a good solution! πŸ™‚

ETA: I just thought of one more thing that helped me while I was pregnant with my daughter.  If I played fetch with my dog before we went on our walks then we could go on shorter walks that would accomodate my bladder while still giving him enough excersise.  That might be worth a try also, because if you’re playing fetch near the house (in a yard? not sure if you have one) then you can use the bathroom as needed.

Post # 15
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I defiantly agree with walking in circles so you pass your house – if it’s at a dead end that’s okay too – your dogs won’t know the difference! However…I have to say the first thing I thought of was just to “pop a squat”! Sooo that’s always an options πŸ™‚ I’m sure your neighbors would like you even more πŸ˜‰

Post # 16
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m 8 months now and have been walking my entire pregnancy, I find it easier in the morning….if that’s possible for you. I find I don’t have to use the restroom as much if I walk first thing. Your other option is when you know you will be walking to maybe ease up on the liquids Wink

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