another new symptom?

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Registered: 03-28-2003
another new symptom?
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:36pm

I was jsut wondering if anyone knows if this is true or not. I run and do weights at the gym so I'm in good shape. I'm 13 weeks pregnant and twice now I have tripped and completely wiped out on the ground. No risk to my stomach either time, but it's bizarre. The trip is something small, but my body sort of collapses like a house of cards! Someone at the gym said when you are pregnant it makes your muscles and ligaments more loose? Is this true or have i just turned into a complete klutz??

Just wondering if anyone else has noted this. I'm nervous to use the treadmill now for other than walking!

I have skinned knees like a 7 year old girl :)



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:59pm
Yes, I'm afraid its true! And unfortunately, it only gets worse as you start to gain a belly, because then your center of gravity seems to shift. I had to be very careful going up and down stairs, because not only would my hips move strangely sometimes, but then I had the whole balance thing going on, and then at the end, I could barely see the stairs over my belly anyways! lol

Be careful!


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 8:46am
Hi Julie, yes it's true. You'll just have to be a little more careful. Another thing that goes is your memory ~ lol. At 20mo post partum, I still forget everything.