Pregnancy

Will it be Harmful to Race During Pregnancy?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I am a competitive cyclist. Would it be harmful to carry on training during pregnancy with the intention of racing soon after (and perhaps before) giving birth?

I have been training regularly for 3 years now and before that I used to run long distance so my body is well used to hard sessions.

Michelle

How Can We Put a Baby in This Turmoil?

Carol Ummel Lindquist's picture

QUESTION

Dear Relationship Expert,
Hello. My boyfriend of one year and five months and I recently found out that I am 9 weeks pregnant. We've had a mildly stormy relationship in the past but lately we seem to be creeping into a massive twister. He is perpetually suspicious of me cheating on him, not due to any shady behavior on my part, but more or less because of experiences he's had with women in the past. He perceives all women to be sex driven and deceptive in relationships. I feel that I've proven myself to be quite faithful.

Wanting to Exercise, But Pregnant With Back Injury

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I am about 4 weeks right now and I was wondering if I could start walking every day. I have been active in the past, lifting weights and running about 2-3 times a week.

However, I hurt my back this summer and have been unable to do very much. I was just getting back in the groove when I found out I was pregnant.

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First Trimester

by Julie Snyder During the first trimester it isn't necessary to pack in extra calories, yet. While this is a time of incredible growth for your baby, he or she is so small that it doesn't take a...
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by Della H. Harris Have you been thinking of tossing aside the birth...

Second Trimester

by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada Having a well-stocked maternity wardrobe is essential for any time of year. It's especially important as the weather gets warmer. Summertime and pregnancy doesn't mean you...
by Julie Snyder The one thing you can depend on during pregnancy is...
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Third Trimester

by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada Does Hollywood have you convinced that after an unpleasant and sweaty five minutes you'll be rewarded by a clean, fragrant, smiling three-month-old all swaddled in fluffy...
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Preparing for Baby

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Fetal Development

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Unexpectedly Pregnant

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