Are School Sports and Activites Safe?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am only a few weeks into the first trimester, I am still in school and have a fitness class. I was wondering if it be fine to run or play volleyball or anything of that sort?

I am hoping any of these would not give me a miscarriage.

ANSWER

The main things to avoid are falls and bumps on the belly. Let your body be your guide as far as running goes (your center of gravity will gradually change), but I would have more questions about vigorous volleyball.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.