running during pregnancy

Running a Marathon?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I have been training for the NYC marathon and have completed two marathon's in the past 10 months. I am not a competitive runner, but enjoy marathon running and finished both marathon's in just under 5 hours. I just found out that I am pregnant and will be 6 weeks pregnant during the upcoming run. Both my primary care and OB/GYN had no objections. Both also advised that I be careful not to dehydrate.

Is it Safe to Continue Exercising After Insemination?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant, but finally after no such luck tried artificial insemination 1 week ago. If it took, is it safe for me to continue jogging and sit-ups or like my in-laws said "you might jar the new development loose and lose the fetus"? I don't want to jeopardize anything.

Have you heard also if it is safe to take my Zyrtec for allergies?

Thank you.
Suzann