Going running..

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  1. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    I know you're advised to wait until your 6 week check up before doing any exercise, but has anyone started earlier than this?

    I walk the dog most evenings when OH comes home from work and we used to go running together pre-pregnancy. I feel great at the min and have stopped bleeding last week, so I've started doing a little running whilst out with the dog. Do you think I'm doing any damage or will I be ok? I don't want the HV to shout at me!
     
  2. charliesmom

    charliesmom Dad, daughter, 2 chis

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    You'll probably want to wait. Your bleeding can come and go... 2 weeks is still very fresh I think for your body. I had a c-section though, so I'm not really sure. I followed doctor's orders very adamantly as I didn't want to rip anything.
     
  3. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    My healing seems to have been very quick, whether or not that would make a difference.

    I literally ran for like 3 1-minute bursts and very lightly, just to test the waters, and my legs. But oh dear, I feel a bit bad now. I don't want to break myself :/
     
  4. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    I talked to my doc today about this seeing as it has been 4 weeks and I want to start back at my yoga class, but was concerned because it is very vigourous. She said basically that I should start VERY slow, since bleeding can come and go and get worse with exercise. She said I could start at around 4 weeks if I was feeling good and was not bleeding more the next day - she also said that since the hormone relaxin is still in the body that I could get injured more easily so to watch out for that. But definitely start out much slower than you would think - the body is still in recovery mode and will fatigue easily. I would wait a little longer - my doc said 6 weeks is recommended, but I could start out very slowly at 4. (Though I didn't mention that I have been shovelling the driveway - oops!)
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  5. lexy604

    lexy604 Sleeps through the night!

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    I had a csection as well and i know i thought my bleeding was gone at 2 weeks than it started up again until 6 weeks and finally stopped so just be aware of that mine went away for like days and i thought i was done than back in full effect ugh. I would talk to the doc before doing any running
     
  6. charliesmom

    charliesmom Dad, daughter, 2 chis

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    My healing went exceptionally quick too, especially considering I had a c-section. I stopped taking pain killers after a week and half. My doctor still warned me to take it easy even though I felt great. I figured my health was more important than having a clean kitchen... so I left the dishes undone (bending and swooping), and I only went up/down the stairs once or twice a day. That was hard, all of our bedrooms are upstairs. But, it's your body, you know it best.
     

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