Hi there, We spoke last week when I told you about my exercise regimen. As a refresher I am a marathon runner (ran a half marathon and beat my PR week before I was pregnant), do Crossfit, Pilates, Barre classes, Hike, etc etc. I went for my first ultrasounds
on Monday. Come to find it, i was only 6weeks 1 day (today I am 6wks +5) Heartbeat was there at 117 bpm and I have another appointment on June 1 when I am 8 weeks to see the growth of the baby at the 8 week range. My doctor told me not to go to the gym or
do anything except walking! Not even light weights or hiking or prenatal yoga! Something about making sure the blood is reaching the baby I am not sure why she did this, her office said she is being extra cautious but why? Everywhere I read and all the advice
I have received says if you exercise you are perfectly okay to keep doing so. I know you are not suppose to overheat or dehydrate so I drink plenty of water and make sure when I work out I can still keep up a conversation. I really don't want to go against
her recommendation but I just don't understand why when everywhere else says its okay to work out she is being overly cautious here. She did say after June1st we can slowly bring the work outs gradually back but I have been eating a very ideal diet for pregnancy
(whole grains, lots of calcium, complex carbs) in addition to my lean protein and fruits and veggie intake and I don't want to gain more weight then needed. I read only 3-4 lbs first trimester
but already its been a 1.5 as my diet has changed but really frusterating
since I like to work out and keep in shape? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.