Is it normal for jogging while pregnant to result in bladder pain?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I am kind of confused by this latest new thing my body is experiencing now that I've got a couple low-fat whole-grain buns in the oven.
I went running yesterday and previously, I've noticed that shortly after starting, it feels like I have to pee. The whole time I'm running! But yesterday, it started that way...and then it turned into pain. It wasn't terrible, more uncomfortable than real pain, so I just kept on rolling and finished my run, which came to a little over 9 miles. But then my bladder hurt for the rest of the day, depending on how I moved or walked. Like if I'd been sitting down for a while and then got up, my bladder hurt for the next few minutes.
It still hurts today, though not as often. I went for a bike ride today so now my butt is roughed up by rubbing on the seat but I was sort of hoping the bladder thing would go away by now. Not yet!
So what's up with this? Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing? Tomorrow will mark 14 weeks pregnant and the babies should still be pretty small so I don't know why they'd be particularly pushing on my bladder at this point. Plus I've read a lot about jogging while pregnant, and read tons of stories of women who jogged into their third trimesters or even up to the week they gave birth. I hope I won't have to give up jogging quite yet! I'm still afraid of gaining too much weight while pregnant and losing all my physical fitness (it's already substantially diminished!) ...running helps me feel like I'm still strong and capable. (When it's not making my bladder hurt, at least!) I'll ask my doctor about it at my next check-up, which is in two weeks, but in the meantime I thought I would see if anyone here on SP had any experience with this kind of thing.