Gym??

So ive just joined a gym and wondering what peoples thoughts are on when to not go or go to hard?

My plan is to go through out the IVF process and if it ends well through out pregnancy hopefully!! I want to keep fit and keep my mind sort of distracted and i also don't want to become unnecessarily huge if all goes well and i do end up pregnant!

At the same time i don't want to do anything that may risk anything going wrong :S im currently on burselin and booked in for a down reg scan next Tuesday in myself i feel perfect no "symptoms" as such.

thoughts please :) x

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I think it's a good idea, I have become super lazy since getting a BFP and have put on 1/2 stone already 😯 I didn't really watch what I ate on the first few weeks, now trying to lose a bit. They say in 2WW you should do gentle exercise like walking, but I'm sure gentle stepping and cross trainer would also be fine. I'd avoid lifting weights though! After that it's whatever you feel comfortable with, the tiredness might determine this. Stretching, yoga and pilates are generally recommended - I did yoga up to ET and plan to do more when I'm safely past the 12 week zone xx

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Yeah that's what i don't want to happen and i work in a call center as well so i just sit there all day piling on the weight in like 8 or so months ive put on a stone! But yeah i think im just going to do light exercise and see how that goes, i will go from what my body says :) x

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I think it's a good idea just take each day as it comes. I was going to the gym but the tiredness from down reg was killing me and thought I didn't need any more pressure but I do walk my dogs twice a day so still exercising.

I would say be careful during stimming as I've heard it can be dangerous - do as much as you feel you can and don't put pressure on yourself the days you don't feel like going xx

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Hi,

I'm someone who prior to my recent ivf was a gym addict, super fit and in shape. But it's actually dangerous to exercise during stims due to enlarged ovaries, which can easily be twisted, cause you to lose one & if you get pregnant the hcg will keep them large until you are 3/4 months pregnant. This happened with my son, and again now with this pregnancy. Also take into account these pregnancies are very precious and until the placenta takes over at 12 weeks it's more risky to do high intensity exercise. So currently haven't exercised from stims and I'm 10 weeks, at my 12 weeks scan if they all are ok, I will begin gentle exercise. With my son I swam 50 lengths 3X a week from 14 weeks until my due date and did Pilates too. I managed to have an quick birth and recovery. X

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Oh really thank you for that! I haven't started the menapor yet so i might just go up until then and once i start the other injections i may just stop or just do very light walking ect i don't want to jeopardise anything though! im hoping that mine is quick and easy as well lol!

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Yes, absolutely agree here. Please please don't go to the gym. I Just did light walking to keep circulation flow but thats all. The drugs are also harsh on the body, so dont stress it more with the gym...xxx

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I can second what Teammonkey has said. That is the exact same advice I was given by my clinic. I am (was) a massive gym junkie but had to cut down to just walking during the Simms and thereafter. I was lucky enough to get pregnant but unlucky in that I got OHSS once the pregnancy hormones kicked in. To be honest, I felt so bloated and uncomfortable from stimms onwards that I wasn't up to doing anything more than walking (and at times not even that!) anyway. 12 weeks pregnant today and have just been cleared to do exercise, albeit to ease back into it and not do it at the same intensity I was used to pre IVF.

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I was advised to walk only and start this before injections. I loved hiit but i was told no jumping, jerking or twisting. I can now understand why as I couldn't have done this even if i wanted to.

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