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Super fit pregnancy has turned 'marish - admitted to hospital with bleed

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I agree with Expat, sensibly suggesting we don't over do it in the third trimester is perfectly good advice, and not akin to telling people not to exercise. You can't know what caused the bleed, but hopefully it is just a blip and all will be well going forward. I had a lot of bleeds (early on) and spent months panicking about premature birth, and now I'm overdue and heading towards an induction. Life throws us many curve balls.

ExpatAl Thu 28-Feb-13 10:08:46

I think your advice was great careergirl. You didn't say that we should all stop exercising but that we should be mindful of our pregnancy and vulnerable babies. Seems spot on smile. I hope this was just a scare and that you'll have a smooth last few weeks.

CareerGirl01 Thu 28-Feb-13 09:21:51

Snuppeline oh dear didn't mean to put women off exercising! I was probably being a bit irrational! I wrote that post from hospital. I'm still going to keep active - and wish i could still do what I was, but I guess my age (42- nearly 43) has to be taken into account too. Who knows I might have had even more complications if I'd not exercised - for the moment baby seems to be staying put and that's what matters. If I don't manage to go to the gym for the next few weeks it's hardly the end of the world...

Snuppeline Wed 27-Feb-13 20:55:39

I am glad to hear the bleeding has stopped Careergirl. I don't think you can put the bleed down to the exercise just like that though. Plenty of people, me included, exercised quite a lot (vigorously too) during pregnancy and nothing ontowards happend during our pregnancies. I am pregnant again and have not exercised this time, lots of reasons but backpain being main one, and in this pregnancy I have experienced two bleeds. Obviously anecdotal but there could be so many reasons for the bleed its hard to pin it down. Advising other women not to exercise is also a little irrational (sorry for the "telling off"). I do understand the anxiety and how quickly we turn to find faults with our own actions. Try not to though!

Look after yourself!

CareerGirl01 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:45:49

Ha ha I get you Dr Zara! brew

Zara1984 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:39:27

I mean brew

Prescription skills affected by being worn out by 4 month old DS grin

Zara1984 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:35:40

You totally did nothing wrong OP. I had the most low-risk pregnancy imaginable and then it all kicked off at 38 weeks! And I worked right up to 38 weeks and was under a lot of stress. Docs were very clear my complications were not related.

You would be in a hospital bed right now under hourly obs if they were even a little bit worried. You and your little one will be absolutely fine!

Dr Zara prescribes you <brew> and cake grin

CareerGirl01 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:18:23

Thanks dinky

dinkystinky Wed 27-Feb-13 20:15:09

Career girl - hope you are OK. Bleeds can happen for any number of reasons - it happened to my friend after she had been enjoying a long lie in (and she does no exercise at all). Its good they have sent you home and hope baby stays put for a good while yet (as has been the case with my friend).

Sunnysummer Wed 27-Feb-13 20:11:23

Hope all goes well, fingers crossed of you! And I second what Zara1984 said - these things can happen to people at every level of fitness, it's so easy for us to blame ourselves when things get bad (I know I have in the past), but most complications are independent of the mother's actions... And there are plenty of women out there who curse themselves for not exercising when things go bad.

Sounds like you've been doing a great job with a modified routine, and you've got great care, best of luck with it all. Xxx

CareerGirl01 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:09:04

Thanks Zara - I'm being a bit hard on myself - there have been other stresses - which I've not mentioned on MN that might have caused the bleed. But I'm still going to put my feet up more.

Zara1984 Wed 27-Feb-13 18:09:46

I had this at 38 weeks - they didn't know why it started (huge amount of bleeding) and it stopped 24 hours later. Baby was fine on scan. I was induced at term due to the bleed & high bp.

First pregnancy, not fit, 28 years old!

I'm sure baby is fine (or you'd be in hospital), take it easy and try not to worry xxxx I'm sure it wasn't the exercise!

CareerGirl01 Wed 27-Feb-13 18:06:21

I know worsestershire - and it's preggie Pilates and walks for me from now on ;-((

Oh no CareerGirl, thinking of you and wishing you well. Put your feet up, take it easy, and hopefully your little one will hang on in there. It's a good sign that they've ok-ed you to go home.

LetMeAtTheWine Wed 27-Feb-13 15:17:22

Will keep my fingers crossed for you - they must be confident if they are discharging you. Try and follow the advice of resting and hopefully baby will relax and stay put too. smile

CareerGirl01 Wed 27-Feb-13 11:58:45

Thanks letme am being discharged this afternoon -bleed has stopped but will have to 'rest' been given steriod injections (yuk yuk) in case I do go into labour. Just hoping baby can hang in there a few more weeks

LetMeAtTheWine Wed 27-Feb-13 11:39:34

Hope everything is OK CareerGirl thanks

CareerGirl01 Wed 27-Feb-13 11:11:26

Just a slight warning to those third trimester ladies out there - the ones still spinning/running etc
I've been doing a modified workout -was v fit Pre preg and had started NVQ in personal training.
Turns out I may have still overdone it - from nowhere I started bleeding last night. No complications before and this is my second pregnancy.
The midwives and obs here have told me to take it easy - even though I'm fit.
Might add that I'm 42 and 30 weeks pg.
Just don't be silly like me.

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