Question: Heart Rate
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August 5th, 2011, 09:50 AM
First-time Mommy to Jake
Join Date: Sep 2010
My doc gave me the same advice about heart rates: "they aren't important, instead pay attention to your body", but so much of what I read online says they are. I honestly think there isn't enough tested research on this to be 100 percent certain.
I quit running (my 3K 3xs per week) immediately after my bfp and I do the elliptical, bike or walk, and lift light weights. My heart rate stays around 130-140, but really I pay more attention to any pains down there.
I had a m/c last year. For that pregnancy, I was jogging/playing attention to my heart rate. A very slow jog had me at 140+ and I tried to stay under that, cut my runs to 2K, etc. This time around, PERSONAL DECISION, I'm just being super cautious, and the doc thought it was a good idea.
What scares me more is reading about what exercises could cut off oxygen to the baby. ECK!
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