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Would I regret going for a kick-around with some mates?

(8 Posts)
FootprintsOnTheMoon Thu 01-Sep-11 11:23:38

I'd normally jump at the chance - but don't know if my early-pregnant and unfit body will tolerate it.

I'm sure none of them will punch me in the stomach - but I do feel positively elderly with all the early pregnancy tiredness and aches and pains. I don't know if a bout of exercise will pep me up or completely wipe me out.

licoriceGreen Thu 01-Sep-11 11:30:50

Not sure about football but I know your ok to play netball until you're 12 weeks. Then it's a no no. I played netball competitively till 12 weeks but when I announced I was pregnant everyone was shocked I'd carried on and I felt guilty that something could have gone wrong.

FootprintsOnTheMoon Thu 01-Sep-11 11:38:39

How did your 'early pregnancy tiredness' respond to the exercise?

Normally when I'm a bit jaded, a bit of outdoor exercise and a laugh with some mates will pep me right up. However, I'm distrusting myself physically at the moment - don't want to utterly kill myself trying to be 'old me'.

nunnie Thu 01-Sep-11 11:39:03

I carried on boxing (only pad and glove) untill I was 25 weeks then just swam and did light gym workout.

This time I fell pregnant again before I had got back in to boxing again as I had a section and was advised 12 weeks before I returned and I went for 3 weeks then realised I was pregnant again, so I stopped, stuck with swimming this time and light gym. Just because my body had had such a long break from boxing I didn't think it was a good idea to return.

Will return once baby is out though because I am missing it sad

The advice I was given was listen to your body and drink plenty, and don't start anything new.

Avoid stomach crunches etc.

ragged Thu 01-Sep-11 11:48:11

You can only try, OP, I say go & just listen to your body, you can't harm the pgncy without feeling rough in yourself first.

CoffeeOne Thu 01-Sep-11 11:58:33

I had to stop zumba because I felt like I was going to pass out, and a couple of weeks before I was fit as a fiddle! I'd go for it but don't think twice about sitting out if you're feeling faint or too out of breath.

pistonpower Thu 01-Sep-11 12:44:43

I had to quit hockey when I was about 5 weeks pregnant as I bled after a really tough game so decided it wasn't worth the risk. As long as you are not over doing it then it should be fine. One of the women on the team played until she was 5 months! shock Don't think I would have done that though if everything has been fine. Now I am 34 weeks I am lucky I can manage a walk round the block!!! sad

melliebobs Thu 01-Sep-11 13:48:50

I was told to stop football completely by club and gp. I was miffed but it's not worth the risk

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