One of the first things that i thought upon finding out i was pregnant was ‘wheres the bubble wrap!’ Why?
Because after two losses in the last year I am so anxious and excited about making this work. I know that 9 months of bed rest is unrealistic and incredibly unhealthy. I also know that continuing to workout and lift the way I have been is also unrealistic.
Stress is directly linked to miscarriages and with the amount of stress I have on a day to day basis being a wife, step mom in a crazy arrangement, business owner, non-profit owner already…… working out is one more stressor that gets layered in. Our bodies don’t know the difference between good stress (working out) and bad stress (paying bills) so it reacts the same way.
So I have actively made the choice to back off in the gym because having a child in 9 months is more important than risking another miscarriage for a max deadlift today. It is not the choice for everyone, but for me, and knowing my history, its the best choice for me. Sacrifice today to benefit later.