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20/07/2015 at 08:09
we are trying for pregnancy number 2 after a late miscarriage in march.
ive recently started back at a military style fitness class 3 days a week. It's basically a lot of running with body weight exercises such as press ups, sit ups, burpees etc.
can anyone offer advice on whether this exercise will hinder my chance of conception? I've read some really conflicting stuff online. I want to get healthier ready for a baby but I don't want to do it if it's going to hinder me at the same time!
thanks ladies xx
20/07/2015 at 14:36
21/07/2015 at 22:42
Does no one have any advice on this or exercise during ovulation? Over 100 views on the thread.
please if anyone can help if be so grateful! Just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing x
21/07/2015 at 22:49
I dont have any advice as i dont really exercise but id go see your doctor they should be able to give you all the advice what exercises you can do and what you should avoid hun. And also whatever other advice you might need while ttc xx
21/07/2015 at 23:02
I'd quite like to know the answer to this question also. I wouldn't have thought exercise should be a hindrance when ttc, particularly if it's something you've done for a while xx
21/07/2015 at 23:28
It's so hard to know, but I think a very strenuous exercise class may have caused my very early mc, this time I'm not going to risk anything. The first three months my yoga teacher wouldn't even let me do a class, so there's a risk, however small, I think it might be worth holding off on the exercise.
hope this helps a bit, and good luck! X
22/07/2015 at 07:02
Thank you ladies I really appreciate your comments.
so sorry for your loss kookslondon, and nalc12 if I get any advice elsewhere I'll be sure to post on here what I've been told, I think I'm going to make a doctors appointment for next week to try and see what's happening, my cycles seem all over the place!
thank you again
22/07/2015 at 08:34
Hi there. I was wondering the same thing as had been ttc almost a year. I have always exercised and for the last year had been long distance cycling and open water/pool swimming. Periods in this time were irregular.I did look into it and found conflicting info. I became injured and was waiting for surgery and in that time cut down slightly on the exercise duration (I used to ride for 5/6 hours). Hey presto, got my Bfp. However this may have just been a coincidence.
On the flip side, consider top performing female athletes ie Paula Radcliffe who become pregnant.
I think diet plays a part too , making sure it's adequate and well balanced to provide the body with enough calories to maintain a healthy cycle.
I definitely suggest getting a Dr to check you out and do bloods to check you are ovulating. good luck x
22/07/2015 at 08:42
Yes I think if you've always exercised at a certain level, ie Paula Radcliffe, then your body is used to the strain and it's not really straining it as you're so strong, but if you up it, or change anything, then maybe it's too strenuous for the first three months. After my first three months for my first pregnancy I started exercising again, and the midwife told me I could do anything I wanted after three months, literally I could fall over and land on my bump and it would be fine!! But first three months too risky even for yoga!!! So maybe just chill until you've got a bfp and are three months in.
It's hard though as if you're ttc for a while and not exercising its frustrating!!!
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