Prego and on the Run: Round Ligament Discomfort
If you used to run regularly before there was a little bundle of joy growing inside you, doctors think it’s safe to continue with your running routine while pregnant. You should def get the OK from your OB though, and once you do, you may find it helps with some common pregnancy symptoms such as constipation, leg cramps, lower back pain, and fatigue. Yeah, being with child is fun!
Running with a bun in the oven is much harder than running solo. You get winded more easily, your muscles tire quicker, and since your body is changing so much, you may experience some aches and pains. In my fifth month of pregnancy with a “popped” belly, I experienced aching in my lower belly that felt like the muscles were overstretching. This pain is known as round ligament pain and it’s really common for pregos in their second trimester.
Keep reading to find out if it’s harmful to your baby or if it means you should give up running.