Exercise while ttc and or early pg

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Registered: 02-12-2010
Exercise while ttc and or early pg
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Sun, 10-23-2011 - 5:27pm

I know I post here a lot but I'm addicted... Anyway, I have heard different things about the effects positive or negative on TTC and also during pregnancy. I have heard that those at high risk should not risk heavy exercise but I have also heard that it can be beneficial. I for example, really found that I enjoy running. It relaxes me I find and my weight responds well to it. I honestly don't know what kind of workout I would do if I didn't run/walk. I realize walking would be okay. Anyway, I thought I would do a poll. I would like to hear what you have to say. I know many of you use a Fertility doc and I do not, I am wondering what their take has been. Of course, if I knew that running was bad for ttc and an increase in m/c rate I would stop running but the info is not clear. Thanks in advance.

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Registered: 04-21-2010
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 9:48am

I'm not sure what the recommended exercise standards are either but I think if you are already doing some form of it that it is okay to continue. I walk 2 miles a day and have been for a while. I think that it is healthy for me and an upcoming pregnancy should it happen and I would consult my doctor about continuing as a pregnancy advanced. I think a doctors concern would be starting a vigorous exercise routine after getting pregnant.

Vickie

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