I got an email from RW member Tracy, who's just found out that she's pregnant. Hurrah!
But she's in a bit of dilemma about her training. She wants some advice from people who've actually experienced the running/pregnancy conundrum themselves (you or your partner, or someone you know). If any forum members are trained in obstetrics, please lend us your wisdom!
Here's a digested version of Tracy's email:
"I recently found out that I'm pregnant, and have no idea how I should adapt my training. I love running and average 35-40 miles a week. I've trawled the web for advice, but I still feel confused about whether it's safe to continue. I definitely don’t want to give up!"
I know that Paula Radcliffe intends to continue training, but she's cutting down on her running and doing more non-weight-bearing exercise such as using the aqua jogger. I'm sure that years ago some doctors would have thrown up their hands and said "sit down for 9 months, dear", but attitudes have obviously changed for the better. But where do you draw the line? Please add your thoughts!