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Exercise after miscarriage

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Enigma1975 Mon 16-May-16 18:17:29


(Medically managed) miscarriage 4 days ago - I'm still feeling a bit strange but getting better each day. I'm not sure how long I should leave it before exercising though? I'm a hugely keen cyclist - it's my way of clearing my head - and I'm feeling awful not being able to do 'something'! Even going for a run as I'm still spotting slightly would be awesome.

I haven't really been able to get a sensible answer out of anyone medical :-/

I obviously don't want to make myself worse, or prolong recovery, but I am bouncing off the walls at the moment. My Mum died a few years ago and cycling was the only thing that kept me sane!

Any advice would be awesome, thank you xx

jpeg28 Mon 16-May-16 20:46:15

Really sorry for your loss.

I don't know what the medical answer is I'm afraid. I waited two weeks after my MC purely because my bleeding was quite heavy and all I wanted to do was relax on the sofa.

I would have thought cycling was not a good idea yet... I'm sure a light jog would be ok?

Enigma1975 Mon 16-May-16 21:51:30

Hi jpeg - thanks for your reply. I think you're right, maybe time to dig out my trainers! Will stay off the bike until I'm not bleeding anymore (only very light at the moment) and take it from there....

Kiss2DD Tue 17-May-16 14:07:20

I am sorry for your loss. Recovery will depends on how far were you in pregnancy, you need longer time for recovery if you were in 2nd or 3rd trimester. You need to give uterus more time to be in its normal state again. If your pregnancy stopped early, and bleeding stops within 10 days, usually I would say it takes longer for your mentional to recover rather than physical condition....

My first MC was at 14 weeks. I stayed at home for a week and started working again. I was totally fine. It took me more time to resolved the shock on the delievery pain itself as well as lost my first 'baby'. I just had my 2nd MC at 16 weeks. It sound not much difference, but it really does.

I do not do cycling, but I jogging. I would not do heavy sports before my first period. Your body needs sometime too. Be kind to yourself. If you have an appointment with dr for check up, you can ask his opinion. I lost massive blood for my 2nd MC at 16 weeks. I felt much worse after MC compared to my first MC mentally as well as physically. I would have good rest for two weeks and then start working again. I will start exercise after a month time. That' s my plan.

Enigma1975 Tue 17-May-16 15:47:55

Hello, thanks for your reply and sorry to hear about your miscarriages.

I'm going to try a little ride - nothing too strenuous - on Saturday and see how that feels. Maybe something longer the next weekend (which will be 2 weeks since the mc). Good luck with the return to jogging :-)

rider1975 Tue 17-May-16 18:58:13

Hi Enigma
My medical miscarriage was 7 days ago and I've just about stopped bleeding. I have my first yoga/dance session of 45 mins tomorrow and 20 mins run on Thursday. I felt able today to walk at my usual fast pace and feel ready. Just so sad and joyless at the moment - I need to get out.
Enjoy your exercise - I find it's a great soother.

Enigma1975 Tue 17-May-16 19:33:18

Hello rider :-)

Yes, I'm the same, I really need to clear my head and sort out my thoughts. I'm really looking forward to getting back into it. I struggled today being at home so I feel ready to (slowly) start getting back to normal.

Enjoy your yoga & dance tomorrow! x

KittyandTeal Tue 17-May-16 19:40:14

It was a couple of weeks after my 22 week tfmr as I was so ill carrying dd2 and after her birth.

However, I was out a week after my medical management after we lost ds at 14 weeks, it only took me that long because I had antibiotics that made me feel rough.

I'd say when you feel ready physically, and just take it easy, don't go too far.

I did find after my tfmr that once I did start running again I bleed quite a bit during each run even though bleeding the rest of the time was light to non existent.

Beyondheartbreak Sat 21-May-16 14:11:37

I tried a week after I thought everything had passed, in the morning I had sharp pains but I thought it was just related to the ongoing bleeding. I went to the gym and then felt faint and dizzy, blood came all through my yoga pants and I had to sit on the gym toilet for 2hrs TMI loads of clots.

It was awful so if anyone doesn't feel quite right don't risk it, I feel so down as have gained loads of weight being pregnant and wanted to take my mind off things and can't even manage some light exersiE sad

Kiss2DD Tue 31-May-16 09:21:51

@Beyondheartbreak: it is hard, especially the 1-2 month after MC. I am now also in such time frame. It's been 3 weeks now, and discharge is still not clear yet, and no sign of ovulation and still double whether I should do some exercise or not, not 100% energy recovery.....

We want to have quick recovery to show live turns to normal again. But it needs some time, and it is not easy to be patient at this moment. Be kind to yourself, and we just need a little bit time, everything will be fine again.

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