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I play softball for a woman's league team. I didn't play this year, or last, due to a busy schedule. But I would have stopped playing anyway once I found out I was pregnant. A woman on our team a few years ago miscarried because she didn't know she was pregnant and was playing rather rough. Now, I guess you can't really say whether her playing softball, sliding, running, etc had a huge part in her miscarry, but I, for one, wasn't willing to take the chance.
Every women is different and some women may be able to sustain a high-octane workout regiment. I'd rather keep it light for now ;-) I've read that if you're especially at risk for pre-term labor that you should sustain from working out too hard. As a follow up for my friend, her and husband did conceive again but she delivered very early. Possibly she was at risk for preterm labor (for whatever reason) but was unaware. Therefor her activity in the first pregnancy was a bit out of scope for her.
Hope this helps!
I started training for a half marathon a few months ago. I actually signed up and paid for it last week. Knowing we were TTC I asked around and it's all about your comfort level. I've been training so i'm in decent shape to keep up the running/ cardio/ strenght ect. It's probably not an excellent idea to start working out hard when your pregnant. But if youre comfortable with it- go for it.
Note: I stopped working out with my first pregnancy and gained a whopping 60 lbs. I will NOT let that happen this time around. So I'm going to keep myself active to a certian extent. :)
skio:I'll be missing my entire ski season this year.
Me too!!! We rent a place for four months and go every weekend. Not to mention, I teach part time at the mountain, so this winter is going to be a bit of a change for me.