Just a quick question which has probably been asked a million times before!
I am very fit and exercise every day without fail, sometimes on the exercise bike and sometimes out running. I am doing the Race for Life in 3 weeks time and really don't want to restrict myself to only using the exercise bike. If it turns out that I am actually a couple of weeks pregnant is running going to compromise the pregnancy in any way? It's not as though I am introducing any new activities or exerting myself any more than normal, which seems to be the only advice I can find on this topic, but is continuing my normal levels of exercise safe? Also, are sit-ups a complete no-no once pg?
I did situps in early pregnancy and didn't have any problems. In fact, I think it helped me to get my tummy back to normal more quickly after the baby was born. My rule of thumb in pregnancy was to do whatever I felt comfortable with, but not push myself. If you are an experienced runner, you will know your own limits.
With dd I put on 5 and a half stone when pg and did absolutely zero exercise despite being relatively fit beforehand. I am now much lighter and fitter than I was even before having dd and don't want all my hard work to go to waste and certainly don't want to end up putting on that much weight ever again! Obviously the difficulty is making sure that is balanced with a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby at the end of it.
Not even pg yet BTW (or not that I know of yet!)and already worrying about these things!