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January 22nd, 2006, 10:00 AM
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When I had my m/c , I religiously excercise, as I have always done. When I found out I was pg, I stopped my cycling and aerobic classes and just stuck to walking and swimming. However, I did do some light yard work as well. I have always wondered if it attributed to my miscarriage, even though I know most likely it didnt'. But you know how that kind of thinking goes...

I have not really been excercising since my m/c. I would like to start again, just walking and swimming, but I am afraid to until I get that first heartbeat or at least until 2nd trimester. I know it's probably silly, but I think sometimes, why take the risk? Am I silly?
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January 22nd, 2006, 11:15 AM
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I feel the exact same way! I worked out a lot when I got pregnant the first time and I always think 'what if'

I am waiting until I see my doctor on Thursday and ask him. I think I will still wait until the 2nd trimester anyways....

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January 22nd, 2006, 06:59 PM
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I totally understand. I am not an exercising-type person most of the time. I have started physical therapy for my fibromyalgia since I can no longer take my meds. But when the pt started to add weights I stopped going. I just feel weird about it. I will talk to my ob about it on friday and see what she has to say. (I hate that stupid exercise bike anyway!)
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January 22nd, 2006, 08:40 PM
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I'm with you girls...waiting until the second tri to start exercising again...i walk my dog but that's about all I'm doing these days...
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January 23rd, 2006, 07:13 AM
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I feel the same way... even now that I hit the second trimester. I've been trying to do my yoga if nothing else, but still don'g do it often enough.
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January 24th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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I was just completing training for my 6th marathon when I found I was pregnant - so I intended to run the race anyway with my doctor's blessing. The night before the race (7 1/2 wks pg) I started spotting, so I cancelled my race and found at my ultrasound that Monday that the baby had stopped developing at 5 wks and I was MC. I'm glad in a way that this happened before my race or I would have always wondered if the exercise caused the MC.

This pregnancy (I'm 9 wks), I'm so darned exhausted and queasy that there's no way I could run a marathon! I do still run, but my weekly miles are less than half the normal amount and I go much slower with walk breaks if I need them. Looking back, I should have known there was something wrong with my earlier pregnancy - there's no way I should have felt good enough at nearly 8 weeks to run a race!

My doctor knows how many miles per week I ran pre-pregnancy and that I've done this for years, so he's given me the green light to continue to run as I feel able. I'm still paranoid that this baby won't make it, but I know my exercise won't contribute to any possible MC.

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January 24th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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I also feel the same way--I am scared to exersise "just in case" but I am to tired and queasy to even think about doing anything besides laying down when i get home. walking to far makes me dizzy, i am hoping that i will feel better in the 2nd tri, and by then it will be nice enough to walk outside.

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January 24th, 2006, 02:45 PM
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I know this fear!! I'm a bit of a gym rat, and was exercising per my normal schedule with my mc. This time I stopped as soon as I found out that I was pg. I'll be 12 weeks on Thursday and with my dr.s okay, i'll begin again, slowly walking and light lifting. I feel horrible without the exercise, and the weight piles on quickly, but it will all be worth it for my baby.
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