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|Sun, 02-25-2007 - 3:49pm|
For nearly ten years, I've been running in excess of five miles per day, and weight training three-four days per week. At four months pregnant, my doctor insists that it's perfectly safe for me to continue this routine for as long as I feel comfortable. However, in speaking with expecting friends, I've learned that many doctors ban jogging all together and place serious restrictions on weight training (i.e. not lifting more than 25-40 lbs, depending on the physician). Even the most respected books on pregnancy warn against too much exertion. Yet my doctor insists... it's good for me, and good for the baby, even in terms of leg presses of 160+ lbs (note that he is highly respected in his field). So who's right... could all of this advice simply be CYA???