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12/06/2013 at 16:54
I have suffered 3 miscarriages prior to falling pregnant with this baby I am 9 weeks pregnant and just wondering if I am able to still go to the gym and do exercise?
Thanks in advance. xx
12/06/2013 at 17:58
I would ask your doctor or midwife. Until then if I were you I'd take it easy, just do walking/swimming until your doc's told you what they think. Sorry for your losses xxx
12/06/2013 at 18:37
I do cycling I'm just extra extra careful And take my time. I think you can prob still go but there's prob stuff you won't be able to do. Your midwife or even someone who works at the gym should be able to tell you what's good and what's not x
12/06/2013 at 18:46
I can't swim.. Although I wished I could.
Thank you I think I will ring my midwife tomorrow or Friday to discuss with her the option of going back to the gym. I just believe keeping active will help with the pregnancy, labour and birth. xx
12/06/2013 at 18:51
Definitely will x
12/06/2013 at 18:55
That's my thought anyways. xx
12/06/2013 at 21:12
So sorry to hear about your previous loses!xx I would imagine very light exercise and they may want you to take it easy in the first trimester. But not long left now x
13/06/2013 at 02:47
Thank you xxx
13/06/2013 at 15:06
ask your midwife or a doctor.
im 18 weeks and i still run and do zumba. not in my first trimester though as i felt way too sick. also you might want to steer clear of weights.
13/06/2013 at 18:11
In theory the thing with exercise during pregnancy is not starting anything new & knowing your limits. As such if you were visiting the gym weekly before falling pregnant then you could continue with that same weekly visit (though not visit more frequent). It is recommended you notify the staff that you are 'expecting' so that they can advise on how much/little you should continue to do (i.e. I used to do step & street dance classes, I was told to keep my 'step' at the lower setting & to avoid some of the 'jumps' in dance class). You can lift weights but ideally you should be sticking to 15lbs & under. Best wishes.
13/06/2013 at 18:53
Thank you. xx
14/06/2013 at 22:45
I'm 37+2 and still going to gym once a week. I had one mc, one healthy full term child, then 2 more mc's, then this pregnancy. I would say no abdominal exercises, no high intensity, no lifting weights above your shoulders, and keep your weights light. My first successful pregnancy I had a personal trainer session in each trimester from a trainer experienced with pregnancy to give me useful/safe exercises to do. this time know what I'm doing more and have just done my own thing. Worth checking with your mw/doc for anything specific to your medical history that may make a difference.
16/06/2013 at 20:27
Thank you Gem I think I will ask my mw at my 16 weeks app. xx
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