Pregnancy

Changes in Your Body
1. Joints: Hormones relax ligaments putting you at a greater risk for injury.
2. Balance: Center of gravity shifts, putting you at a greater risk for injury.
3. Heart Rate: You can no longer judge your exercise level using your heart rate because it increases with pregnancy. Make sure you can hold a conversation during your workout and that you don’t tire too quickly.

Exercise Program: Consult your physician before continuing.
1. Avoid doing Speed Play workouts (no mile repeats or fartlek training)
2. Lower your intensity (i.e. if you are currently group C, drop down to the group B program)
3. Focus on the new finish line…your little bambino
4. Consider doing the 5K instead of the 25K

Things to Watch
1. Vaginal bleeding
2. Dizziness of feeling faint
3. Increased shortness of breath
4. Chest pain
5. Headache
6. Muscle weakness
7. Calf pain or swelling
8. Uterine contractions
9. Decreased fetal movement
10. Fluid leaking from the vagina

For more information visit the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists