BFL While Pregnant?

  • My husband and I are trying to conceive.  So, I'm not pregnant yet, but...  I'm wondering if anyone else has done BFL during their first trimester.  Did any of you run this past your doctor?  Because I'm not pregnant yet, I don't want to waste a doctor's appointment trying to get an answer.  Just curious.  Willing to do what's best for the baby, obviously.

  • Hooray!!!

    My hubby and I are trying as well! Good luck!

    I am planning on asking my doctor about continuing on BFL once I read a positive pregnancy test. I imagine crunches and heavy weights will have to be put on the back burner until after the baby is born, but I'm sure there are ways to modify the program to suit your needs, such as moderate weight lifting (ex- instead of doing 20 to 25 pounds, I might stick with no more than 10 to 15), and perhaps eating more carbs and proteins (since you will then be eating for 2).

    Anyways, I would suggest taking the hassle and making a doctors appointment to figure it out- I'm not a professional.

    Good luck!!

    Stacy Lynn

  • Stacy--

    Thanks for the input.  I'm avoiding the Dr. appt. because I live 300 miles (by air only) from the Dr.  And like you, I'm waiting for the positive test.  Cool to know someone else is in my shoes!


  • Stacy--

    Well, it's official.  I'm pregnant.  I must have gotten pregnant within a day or two of starting BFL!  Can't get to a doctor until the first week of June.  Will slow down a bit until then and let you know what I find out.


  • Hi Stacy and Becky,

    I just started BFL to get in shape before getting pregnant. Do what your doctor tells you, but it is generally considered a BAD idea to try to lose weight while pregnant. Not that you should follow a bad diet. Lowering simple sugars and excess fat is more important than ever! It is just harder to get the right nutrition for a baby while decreasing calories. There are lots of good healthy pregnancy diets out there that aren't too out of sync with BFL that you couldn't switch over easily after giving birth. Also start your vitamins NOW. The first few weeks of nutrition are the most vital. Congratulations on your bundle of joy!! I hope to have news of my own to share in a few months (after BFL)!


    PS "What to Expect when Your Expecting" has some pretty good nutrition and exercise info. I bought it last week for this very reason.