Running While Pregnant

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Pregnant Runners: It’s Okay to Keep Training Through the Summer

Based on current guidelines, moms-to-be are often left wondering whether they can still go out for a run in hot and humid conditions.

Paige Howard
Baby on Board Takes Express to Finish Line

Tampa mother wins a major race while two months pregnant.

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It’s a Boy? Girl? Marathon Ends With Unusual...
Mom- and dad-to-be run 26.2 miles together, and balloons at the fini…
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9 Unexpected Perks of Running With a Jogging...
More storage, an extra calorie burn, and a new appreciation of runni…
10 Weird Things No One Tells You About When...
Weird aches, leaking, and extreme thirst—helpful tips to help you ov…
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The 6 Best Exercises to Build Strength During Pregnancy

Regardless of your mileage while running for two, these moves will keep you strong before and after delivery.

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For Every Month of Her Pregnancy, This Mom Crossed a 5K Finish Line

Here’s why Jessica Frick has been running for two for the past nine months.

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What Runners Should Know About Missing Periods

Amenorrhea is a red flag for health problems. But athletes don’t necessarily have to give up running to return to regular cycles.

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Eat Like an Elite: Amanda Nurse

This 2:40 marathoner is eating and running for two, but her diet hasn’t changed much.

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11 Things We Didn’t Expect While We Were Expecting

Pregnant runners experience some weird symptoms. Experts weigh in.

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Baby Boom! 6 Athletes Who Have Extra Reasons to Celebrate Mother’s Day

The Olympic year is over and now these professional runners are focusing on their families.

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Olympic Medalist Reveals Her New York City Marathon Surprise

Sally Kipyego has an important message for pregnant runners: Listen to your body.

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6 Fueling Tips for Pregnant Runners

If you’re running for two, your nutrition should power your workouts and your human creation.

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What You Need to Know About Running and Pregnancy

Exercising when you’re expecting is safe, and experts encourage it.

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What Runners Should Know About Trying to Conceive

There aren't specific mileage guidelines for women who want to get pregnant because every woman is different.

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Why Don’t Races Let Pregnant Women Defer?

Some races allow these types of deferrals—or deferrals for any reason—while others have stricter policies.

Schnelle Acevedo
9 Moms Get Real About How Long It Took Them to Start Running After Giving Birth

“I’ll be honest. I did not work out after my first two children were born.”

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6 Myths About Running During Pregnancy

Here’s what you need to know (and ignore) about working out for two.

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Pregnant Runners Create Active Kids

New research suggests that a love for exercise can develop in the womb.

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Does Having a Baby Make You Faster?

Some new moms seem to experience a post-partum performance boost. Is it real?

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Why Ab Separation Happens—And How to Fix It

Diastasis recti is a common condition following pregnancy that can impact your running life.

Pregnant Runner Finishes Three Half Marathons, One for Each Trimester

“I’ve been lucky to have a healthy pregnancy and am grateful for every day that I have been able to run,” Tara Gaines says.

What I Learned About Racing After Having Twins

She ran her first triathlon three months after giving birth. What was she thinking?

Postpartum Confession: My Belly Sticks Out

Should you worry if you still look pregnant while running?

Would You Name Your Baby Miles, Dash, or Chase?

Some running parents choose baby names with a kick.

Does the Pill Make You Slower?

A running doc discusses birth control’s impact on performance.

Bad Day? Stop Beating Yourself Up

Change how you think about your missteps.

Marathon Mom Gets a Mother's Day Delivery

Cassidy Jones ran four marathons while pregnant, including Big Sur at 38 weeks.

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Woman Finishes Boston While 34 Weeks Pregnant

Amy Keil's third marathon was almost an hour slower than her second, for good reason.