Running Moms: Get in Gear

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Running Moms: Get in Gear

Expectant and new moms won't be training at their peak marathon pace, but most evidence supports that pregnant and new moms can enjoy moderate running, as long as they keep the pace comfortable, feel good, and aren't experiencing any pregnancy complications.

Expectant moms who choose to continue running will need to shop around for larger sports bras. Many pregnant women go up a cup size in the first few weeks, even if they aren't noticeably pregnant otherwise.

The Moving Comfort Fiona bra is a great choice for pregnant runners. It is comfortable, provides plenty of support, and has adjustable velco straps, so it could even serve as a nursing bra.



5/11/2010 2:20:07 PM
Julie said:

I agree, but just to add to the above- it is important for pregnant mothers in particular to warm up well before going for jog. Pregnancy hormones relax the ligaments, and you are more likely to sustain an injury through not warming up!! (PS am not a fitness expert bt I am a midwife!)

5/13/2010 1:07:13 PM
Heidi said:

Yes, excellent point for the exercising expectant moms out there, thank you!


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