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So, I am not a weak person; I don't sit back and let everyone do things for me and when I'm pregnant, it's no different. I try and workout most days so that I somewhat stay in shape. DH didn't come home last night because of the snow, so I shoveled our walkway just in case I needed to get out. When I told DH's grandma, she almost died! Apparantely I am "in no condition" to be doing things like that and I better just sit and relax. Ummm hello! It's not a disease. I know what my body can handle and what it can't and if I get tired or sore, I stop. It's not like I was out there for hours shoveling a ton of it. I did it a couple of times when the snow was light (just so I wouldn't have to shovel heavy stuff!) Does anyone else have people tell you that you just need to sit around and have everyone else do things for you? I find it very annoying!
ROFL! I am not nearly as far along as you, and I was told THE EXACT SAME THING! I am trying to figure out why being pregnant means I cant shovel snow. I am careful to make sure I am not gonna fall, but a little hard work never killed anyone! I am not really in the danger zone of miscarriage anymore. I dont get it. But my work mom was ALL on my case about shoveling.
I also get mad that they all seem to think I shouldnt be exercising at all (or especially not anything strenuous). I am not working out nearly as hard as I used to. I am not able to work out everyday like I used to (due to morning sickness still haunting me). But I still try and walk and even get in a little running when I go to the gym. I dont see why that is a problem. Studies show it will only help me when it comes to labor!
Exactly! Moderate exercise is good for you any time, especially during pregnancy! Labor is hard work and having a well-trained body is a good thing. My gram-in-law tells me I need to eat more and just sit down and relax all the time. I'm like "HELLLOOOOO!" I'm alraedy big to begin with and if I just sit around and eat... I'll be the size of an elephant! I mean women used to help with the farmwork and everything else around the house when our grandparents were young and what-not. And they delivered babies just fine (ok, for the most part....) I am NOT fragile and I will NOT break (myself or the baby!) UGGGH!
I got that also about the snow. DH threatened to take the shovel to work with him next time it snows so I can't use it. But, I have had complications with my pregnancies in the past. I started having contractions at about 27-28 weeks with my last pregnancy and had to get shots to stop them and then when I had him I found out my uterus was starting to tear. So, I guess everyone is just showing extra concern.
OOO... well in that case, I would probably say that you shouldn't be shoveling snow either. I never had any problems during my previous pregnancy, and none thus far with this one. It's just so funny how you get pregnant and all of a sudden get all this extra care and attention!