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Exercise - particularly cycling - during TWW (after IUI)

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INeedNewShoes Tue 02-Feb-16 17:59:03

I had my first IUI yesterday.

I've got myself in a bit of a tizz about what I should and shouldn't be doing during the TWW!

What are people's thoughts on exercise? I usually cycle to get from A to B locally (3 - 4 miles each way). Will I be ok to use my bike during the TWW?

My other main form of exercise is Pilates. I've done a bit of Googling about this and it sounds as though it could interfere with implantation due to the focus of the exercises on your core. So I think I've decided to give Pilates a miss for a couple of weeks but I'm not happy about having to miss it!

Because the cycling is a mode of transport for me as well as exercise it will be a pain to give it up for the TWW. Do you think I'll be ok as long as I take it easy and don't pedal too hard!?

goldenpineapple Tue 02-Feb-16 18:55:46

I don't know the answer, but I'm glad I'm not the only one to worry obsess about this! I also cycle to work - half an hour each way - and quite strenuous/lots of hills. Each time I'm in the TWW I worry its going to affect things, but like you, I don't have much choice as its my mode of transport too.

I don't do Pilates, but do do yoga and for the first couple of TWWs I avoided classes for fear of too much core work and/or twisting affected chances of implantation. I've now realised I can't put life on hold and am trying to get on with 'normal' life whilst TTC, but it is so hard when you want it so badly and just want to do everything you can to make it happen. Plus, exercise and routine help you relax, which is important too.

Hopefully someone else will come along with a more helpful reply - good luck!

INeedNewShoes Tue 02-Feb-16 21:15:43

I suspect there isn't a right or wrong answer where cycling (at a sensible, non-strenuous pace) is concerned.

It's a balance between doing enough of the activity you usually do to retain some sense of normality and to feel fit and healthy versus being scared to do anything for fear of interfering with implantation and then being a couch potato for two weeks which also can't possibly do anything any good.

Argh!!! Going around in circles - my head hurts ;)

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