It’s ok to run when you’re pregnant!
Whether you run competitively, with a club or simply for your own individual pleasure the chances are you run because you love it - because you love the way it makes your body feel and the boost to your mood and general well-being.
But what happens when you become pregnant?
Suddenly, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should and shouldn’t be doing, introducing unexpected levels of anxiety as to whether or not it’s safe to carry on running. It’s not uncommon to experience negative comments from complete strangers when they see a pregnant woman running; partners are often concerned about whether it’s ‘good for the baby’ and even fitness instructors often err on the side of caution when it comes to giving advice about exercise during pregnancy.
What makes it worse is the underlying implication that continuing to run during pregnancy is basically selfish.
Pregnancy fitness experts FittaMamma would love share a few facts about exercise during pregnancy to allay any anxieties you might have!
First and foremost, exercising while pregnant is good for you and good for your baby.
Experts, including both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists agree that healthy pregnant women should aim for at least 30 minutes exercise on at least five days a week – for a whole raft of good reasons!
A few tips about running during pregnancy!
For more information about safe exercise during pregnancy and to see FittaMamma’s full range of maternity fitnesswear visit www.fittamamma.com
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