Healthy Habits

Running Pregnant: The second time Round.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum.

So when I found out I was pregnant again I was very excited! To be honest the first time I was absolutely terrified!! but this time it was exciting from the start! I wanted to tell everyone! And in actual fact we did’t really keep it a secret for too long. From my first pregnancy’s experiences I really wasn’t phased at all! It was going to be easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! This time I knew what to expect, I knew how to change my routine and what to do.

WRONG!! everything about this pregnancy is so far from my previous one! To be honest if I felt the way I’m feeling now during my first pregnancy I might have been a little more cautious to fall pregnant again! The thing that got me the worst this time around was not exhaustion like the first time, in the beginning yes, but after that, MORNING SICKNESS…. and headaches.

Guys I LOVE food, and I love my husband and my Son, and I love running, and I enjoy sex, but FOOOD, is literally an emotional lifeline for me! Food makes everything better- food is what I plan my whole day around, its the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing before I go to bed. SO to be put in a situation where I cannot eat, was absolutely terrible! Demotivating and depressing! And there was simply no way around it! No proper eating regime also meant that I was definitely not getting enough calories to run, and at night I got these flue like chills! along with a Headache of note! Some days I just got into bed after all my Mommy chores. This luckily has subsided in my second trimester around 13 weeks.

10 weeks scan – Second pregnancy

In my second pregnancy my doctor also did blood tests, and it appeared that my progesterone levels were very low. This was quite scary to hear once you google what progesterone’s job is. It basically prevents a miscarriage. This completely freaked me out!

This lead to me subconsciously procrastination on my training, for the fear that some thing might go wrong… Te doctor prescribed me some medication to help with this, and said I can continue as normal, but it’s still stuck in the back of my head that something can happen!

Also when I was pregnant with Paul I was so confident that everything was perfect! I was super healthy and fit, these was no reason for anything be wrong with my baby, and then My Paul was unexpectedly born with a defect, one that only happens to 1 in 50000 – Jip! thats rare!’

It just made if clear to me that you can never really prep for anything. I’ve heard of a few of my friends that actually dank these tablets during their pregnancies as well, so it’s is a more common occurrence than you would think. But what freaked me out was the fact that woman that generally partake in strenuousness exercise naturally have lower levels of progesterone. and that just stuck in my head….

Dr cleared me for running, but I still find myself subconsciously stressing about what if something bad happens? I love running, but If I would to loose My new Present, I think that would change me forever.

But all that said the purpose of this post is to let you all know that I will be updating the below articles so that my first and second pregnancy experiences are together, seeing at they are so different, it might make it easier for everyone to relate, those with easy pregnancies and those with hard ones!

Look for the *UPDATE* notification to know what is different the second time round!

You can follow through to the below links

(please note that I am current,y in my second trimester so I will update the posts as the time goes by.)

Happy Running!



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