Is it ok to continue my run during pregnancy ?


Doctor I am in my seventh month of pregnancy, it has been part of my routine since years to go for a morning run. With consideration to my pregnancy do I need to stop?

If you are in good health and your pregnancy is uncomplicated, you may continue running as per your obstetricians advise but don’t push yourself beyond limits.

Women who ran regularly before pregnancy can usually continue running at their normal phase but as long as it feels comfortable.

Keep yourself well hydrated, stay cool, wear loose fitting clothes, protect yourself from harsh sunlight and wear proper footwear. If you feel your pelvic floor failing, consider trying yonic exercises. You can perform these with products available at, or by exercises without.

Dear Dr, I have been worried about my period. Is it normal to bleed for two days after completing my period? Is this something to worry about?

Mild spotting before or after menses can be caused by numerous factors like hormonal imbalance or women who have been on birth control pills for a long duration.

Medical problems like Thyroid disorder, Diabetes, Hypertension may also cause post-menstrual spotting. Presence of ovarian cysts, fibroids, fibroid polyps in the uterus or cervix may also be responsible.

You must get yourself evaluated from your Gynaecologist.

Ma’am, I would like to know if vaginitis can be sexually transmitted?

There are different kinds of vaginitis; Bacterial vaginosis, Yeast Infection and Trichomoniasis.

Trichomoniasis, Herpes Simplex Virus, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are
sexually transmitted, hence it is important for the partners to be tested as well even if they do not show symptoms.

Other vaginal infections are due to an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the vagina. Sometimes, this can also be attributed to antibiotics, douching, damp undergarments, poor diet regime, lowered immunity, IUD’s ( intrauterine devices ),
I have an abnormal pus-like vaginal discharge for the past few weeks. Could it be Chlamydia, How do I cure it Dr. ?

There are may different kinds of vaginal discharges which I have described in my previous answer. Yellow, thick vaginal discharge can be associated with Vaginitis, Cervicitis, or sexually transmitted diseases like Trichomoniasis or Chlamydia.

Vaginal discharge associated with Cervicitis may be mucopurulent ( that is pus like ) in nature. This may also be due to Gonorrhoea, Genital herpes, Genital warts etc.

A thorough Gynaecologist check up is warranted in this case.


Dr Mini Salunkhe

Dr Mini Salunkhe

Dr Mini Salunkhe is a senior gynaecologist practising in Pune for over a decade. Apart from being a private practitioner, she is a consulting obstetrician and gynaecologist at Inamdar Hospital. Dr Salunkhe addresses reader queries every Friday on Pune365.
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