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Exercise and TTC(4 Posts)
I am in my early 30s and TTC number 1. I've always been very active. I was planning to continue my current fitness regime but a little bit worried it could negatively impact on TTC. My bmi is around 20, I've been trying to eat a bit more recently so it doesn't fall any lower than that. I wonder if my body is used to lots of exercise it won't impact conception? Any advice/ personal experience would be really helpful.
Are you ovulating and having regular cycles? Your BMI is definitely quite low, but still healthy - so as long as you have a regular cycle and are ovulating it shouldn’t cause any issues. If your cycles are a little erratic then just look at eating a little more and see if that helps. Staying active whilst TTC will keep you sane! I run and go to the gym most days. My GP and all doctors I have seen have actively encouraged it; the only advice is that once pregnant, you must take the intensity level down to about 70% and modify certain exercises. Other than this, you’re fine!
Thanks for your reply- good to hear it's ok to be active! I'm only on cycle 2 after coming off the pill. Pretty sure I ovulated last month due to signs although I'm not using opks. Will watch to see things settle down. You're def right about exercise keeping us sane, especially through this process! I guess also I know I'll be cutting back once pregnant big time so want to keep active while I can.
I found out I was pregnant on Monday and I had been carrying on all my usual exercise! I do fitness classes at my gym and go running. I have been for a little run this morning too! Everything I’ve read online seems to say if you were doing it before it shouldn’t be a problem to carry on doing it! 😊
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