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Gym training

Hi all. I had a day 5 transfer on Saturday. I’m going a little stir-crazy not being able to go the gym. I used to train 2hours a week with a trainer and run 5km for over a year. I stopped a couple of days after starting my stimulation.

I’m wondering what people’s views/experience on training in the first 12 weeks are? I’m taking it easy until my pregnancy test and I guess if I get a BFN then it doesn’t matter but am interested in what other people did.

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Hey good luck with the 2ww . I was quite active pre icsi . I stopped when they did the transfer ( I had carried on during stimming). I was just so scared to do anything . I did get a positive test and I am nearly 12 weeks now . Been quite scared to do anything to be honest ! I have just gone back to the gym now and I’m just walking and running . I think you have to do what is right for you x x

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I feel the same as you, I’m quite active and train regularly. My doctor said only light walks, no running and no weight training etc. My acupuncturist on the other hand said to continue with my work outs, just to cut out weights and intense running. I chose to just go with the light walks just to be safe. x

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I stopped exercising when on stimulation meds. Just after my BFP I went on a fairly active holiday with lots of hiking until nearly 7 weeks but then I started feeling sick and didn’t feel up to doing much exercise until 16 weeks when I went back to the gym with my trainer, although now doing lower weights and higher reps at 25 weeks.

If you get a positive I would probably be a bit more careful in the first 12 weeks but you should be able to build back up to exercising during this time as long as everything is ok. As an ex-athlete I was never quite able to see ‘light walking’ as exercise, as this is just part of how I get around but I definitely didn’t exercise during 2ww as was a bit overstimulated. If you’re working with a trainer make sure they’re experienced in working with pregnant ladies too.

Good luck! x

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I was told not to exercise my core during my 2 weeks after egg collection even though it’s freeze all cycle so I won’t be having a transfer. The nurse actually suggested four weeks off from Pilates, due to the risk of ovarian torsion as I had 13 eggs collected, mostly from one ovary. So it could be that the risk isn’t to do with pregnancy, more with the egg collection. Having said that, I’ve been pregnant twice and my acquazumba teacher also told me I must not do the core strengthening movements in the first 12 weeks but my Pilates teacher said most exercises were fine in early pregnancy.

If you get a bfp then I would seek advice from your clinic and then later from a midwife x

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Thanks all. When you’re used to being active, it’s pretty hard isn’t it?! But it has been really helpful to have your input. Xx

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I'm the same Zoe - I have a trainer once a week and also attend the gym 3/4 times a week on top of that. I got differing opinions everytime I asked but the main consensus was to ease up slightly so, if you're used to doing heavy weights and low reps - reduce the weight and increase the reps!! Of course, your body might not actually feel like doing it so, whatever you do - don't force it!! Good luck for the rest of your 2ww!! x

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