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It is safe to run during your pregnancy if you were running regularly before. This is not the time to train for a race or any other athletic event. Drink lots of water before, during and after your run, wear shoes that give you plenty of support around the ankles and arches, and invest in a quality sports bra. During the second trimester, your growing belly will shift your center of gravity leaving you vulnerable to slips and falls. It is best to run on a flat pavement. During the third trimester, remember to listen to your body and if you are too tired to run then don't run. Most avid runners find that their jogging paces slow considerably during this last trimester. Never exercise to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness. Stop exercising immediately if you experience any of the following: vaginal bleeding, difficulty breathing especially while resting, dizziness, headache, chest pain, muscle weakness, calf pain or swelling, preterm labor, decreased fetal movement, and fluid leaking from your vagina. Check with your physician to discuss the risks and benefits of running during your pregnancy. Updated: 11.16.17

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