16 weeks Pregnant – still climbing, but what about the pain?

Week 16 of the pregnancy has been nice! No sickness (was still occasionally feeling sick weeks 13 – 15), my energy levels have been good (no more falling asleep at 3pm) and I have generally felt ok physically. Mentally I have felt like I am on a bit of a roller coaster with one full…

What does running while pregnant look like?

Pregnancy week 15/16 (ish) and I am finally feeling mostly normal. I think i’m in the sweet spot between the sickness and being visibly pregnant. My hips have been causing some issues, but that’s due to an old injury and I am doing physio to keep it at bay. Last night we did our old…

I am part of a Tribe

Being pregnant is one facet of my life and it is something that will be my life for a relatively short period of time – 9 months out of 35 years is nothing really. I have been at school for longer, I have danced for longer (even if you just add it up into hours i’d…

Climbing while pregnant

For the first trimester I didn’t really climb. I was sick, I was worried and I was tired. However, we did do a day out on Little Tryfan to test out the new full body harness and that turned out to be really fun. I was very cautious and my days of leading are currently…

It’s not all roses, but you have a choice! Get informed.

I spent a lot of the first three months of my pregnancy hating what was growing inside me. There, I said it. I hated it. I hated that it was changing my life. Stopping all the plans I had made and essentially fucking everything I had wanted to do in 2017 (some of which was…

climbing while pregnant

Shock horror! I want to maintain as much of my pre-pregnancy life as possible! Or you’d think it was shocking judging by some of the reactions I’ve received so far. I have climbed since around 2008. I have done trad, sport, bouldered, led indoors, trained indoors at a climbing gym, mountaineered, ice climbed etc… it…

running during pregnancy cont………

So, it’s been over a week since my last post and the update is………………. I’ve not made it out running that much. In fact, I think I have been running twice and rowing once in that time (which is around a month). The combined effect of having debilitating pregnancy symptoms has made any form of…

Running during pregnancy

So, one of the first things I did after I found out I was pregnant was Google if I could keep running. The lack of information on hand was surprising. I understand that most people like to treat pregnant women (in the UK especially) like delicate little flowers and the concept of running while pregnant…

Everyone has an opinion and it’ll only get worse

I’ve been pregnant for the sum total of around 5 weeks and 3 days so far and already I have had opinions fostered on me and feel like my life isn’t my own. It officially sucks. Be it the Doctor telling me it was a blessing, the nurse telling me it was a gift from…

Week 2 Cont….

Seems like lots of stuff has been going on in “week 2” so it deserves another post. Some of it fun (in an “oh that’s interesting” kind of way) and lots of stuff that can only be described as not fun and, well, a bit pants. Also, the comments have started which I will come…