Jump to content

Playing netball in early pg


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 Oh dear

Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

Hi all

I have had a suprise BFP in the last few days and our netball season starts this weekend coming.

Because we werent TTC or even considering another bub i have been training for the start of the netball season with the intention to play all year.

Now my problem is the unexpected BFP.  I can't all of a sudden tell anyone i'm not playing now because the first thing they will assume is that i am PG.  This is a small country football netball, everyone knows everyone type club.

I thought i would probably play the first few games and see how i feel after that, but already i know that i'm not going to go as 'hard' as i normally would.  That in itself may be a give away for the people who know me.

So what i need is some excuses, i do have sciatica which does keep me off the court every now and then.  My BF is the trainer so its going to be hard to get anything past her, because she does know me so well.

The other aspect is the lack of alcohol wink.gif  laughing2.gif

The fact that i don't have a rum in my hand after the game is going to be a give away as well.  

We have just got a new car, so i can use the excuse that i am driving but again it will only last for a couple of weeks before some people get suss.

So my question is,  did/do you continue to play sport after a BFP and how do you keep it a secret in such a small club?  What excuses did you come up with?

#2 Honeymummy

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Hmm thought it was a non contact sport??

I was wakeboarding up until about 12 weeks. I had a few stacks that made me want to take it a bit easier.

But we didnt care if people found out I was pregnant early or not - so not sure about excuses there!

#3 sentimentalist

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

perfectly fine, in my opinion, for you to play.

I played with pregnancy number 3 , up until I was 20 weeks pregnant. If i did it again I'd stop around 14-16 weeks.

As for drinking, try the 'I'm on a health kick... doing a detox... driving... on antibiotics... until you're ready to spread the news.


#4 minidiamond

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Congrats on your BFP !  If it were me, I wouldn't play - but then I'm old & had two early m/cs.  I also umpire/d netball - it most certainly is a contact sport !

I got my first BFP while playing but wasn't in a 'tight' group - so I just told them I was PG & couldn't play anymore.  They weren't amongst my close circle of friends so that made it easy.

I kept up personal training as it's much easier to modify obviously.

If you don't play centre court, can you drop back to GK or GS and cite your sciatica as playing up ?  That way it won't be so obvious if you don't go hard (like us centre court players who run around like madwomen, hehe).

BTW, I like your re-hydration techniques - rum ??

Seriously .. maybe ask your GP what he/she thinks on the netball question ?

Edited by Liltuss, 02 April 2012 - 04:09 PM.


#5 le_auteur

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

I played until I didn't feel comfortable playing anymore (I play hard, if there's a tussle on court, it usually involved me!). I play mixed and ladies and I stopped around 8w because I was a) frustrated at having to hold back a bit, and b) didn't feel as though the (small) risk was worth it after that. A girl on my ladies team played until about 18w - that's much longer than I would have gone. I think you're relatively safe to play until your uterus begins to move up and put of the protective zone of the pelvis, around 12w for most people. Before then it's quite protected. In terms of excercising, you're fine to continue doing what you were doing prior to being PG. If you're comfortable, keep playing original.gif

#6 Oh dear

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

Wow 20 weeks! I would still like to play but maybe until about 10wks.

The only reason we (me) are not telling anyone because this is a suprise 4th baby. This after i have emphatically (sp?) told people for the last 3 yrs that we are done. rolleyes.gif

It is also a second prenancy. I'm not good at keeping second pregnancies. sad.gif


edited to add:

Liltuss i usually play in GD if i can, but to play WD as well. Dropping back to GK maybe an option.

QUOTE
if there's a tussle on court, it usually involved me!).


laughing2.gif  me too!  It can certainly be a contact sport.

Edited by Oh dear, 02 April 2012 - 04:16 PM.


#7 DEVOCEAN

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE (Honeymummy @ 02/04/2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm thought it was a non contact sport??

Netball a non contact sport?  biggrin.gif biggrin.gif  
That's funny.

I know women that have played netball until 20-26wks. I also know a woman who play soccer until she was 24wks and then she was back playing 2wks after a csection.

#8 sentimentalist

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

original.gif yep 20 weeks. (from memory, may have 18/19 but I was well and truly showing) I too play GD but moved into GK, was playing twice a week but they felt it unfair to the other team as people were not ocming near me!

Congrats too on the pregnancy, pregnancy 4 here for me too now and also a suprise after telling people for years no more for me!

#9 jess1980

Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

I played basketball until I was 25 weeks pregnant with my last pregnancy but this time round I stopped at 10 weeks as I'm pregnant with twins so thought I'd better stop

#10 deejie

Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

I played with DS1 to 16 weeks (ladie's comp) and to 12 weeks in the mixed comp. Same for DS2.

The mixed comp I stopped a bit earlier because it is rougher. It was not unusual for me to be bumped, bowled over and generally pushed around by the blokes in the goal circle.

In the ladie's comp I went from GA to GS for the last 4 weeks of the comp.

#11 Phoenix Blue

Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

This pregnancy I played ladies until 17 weeks. The last couple of weeks I found tough as I just couldn't move as fast as I wanted. But I was very comfortable playing to 14 weeks, mostly C and WA. Last games I dropped back to shooter.

I'd continue playing, it's great exercise, great for keeping MS at bay, and great for your mental state.

As a PP said, tell them you've joined a health kick (12 week body challenge or something) and you're not drinking.

Edited by Phoenix Blue, 02 April 2012 - 07:26 PM.


#12 Batfink

Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

I played for a few months into pregnancy (didn't really start getting a belly until 6 months). I played mixed so it was pretty rough at times! Only injury I sustained, thank goodness, was an elbow to my very sensitive boobs!

#13 wannabe30

Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

I played to 17 weeks and stopped when I started getting SPD. You might find that pregnancy aggravates your sciatica and you have to stop anyway.

I usually play quite aggressively but I just started taking it a bit easier from about 12 weeks. No one guessed.

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

The recommendations are not to start a new sport in the early weeks of pregnancy but if you are fit and it is a game you are used to playing and you do not have a history of pregnancy complications then your little one is most likely very snug and safe in there.
Lots of elite netballers and basketballers play into their second trimester.
As for the drinking just tell them you have a 'fatty' liver and you are trying to detox.

#15 Gen71

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

In the first trimester, it is important not to overheat. They recommend not letting your heart rate get over 120. Increased HR & body temp are what puts the baby at risk, not the contact or movement of netball.

I'm sure there are very fit people who could play a whole game of netball and not get their HR over 120, but I'm certainly not one!  After an early miscarriage, I cut my exercise right back in 1st trimester of subsequent pregnancies. I would also be cautious of ligament/joint injuries as the relaxin kicks in through the pregnancy. I did my Knee last year playing netball, and would not wish that on anyone, ESP while pregnant.

As for excuses, pull out the sciatica, maybe followed with a bout of gastro, that could be treated with antibiotics, which don't allow you to drink!

Congrats & good luck

#16 spottydog

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

No way would i do netball whilst pregnant, so risky imo.

But i have had fertility issues, and early losses, mc etc, so i am the wrong person to answer.

Is this your first pregnacy?

With my last pregnancy, that ended in miscarriage, i was so sick i couldnt drink water, let alone go and do sport, so you may not have a choice in a few weeks.

As for excuses, only you know what things would work with your group of friends....

Congratulations and good luck.

spotty.

#17 Girlo

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

More than likely, you and your baby will be fine. But I know I would have felt uncomfortable playing against someone who I knew to be pregnant. It's not like you can go hard at the ball when you may run into a pregnant woman!

Personally, I stopped playing at around 9 weeks, because that was the end of the season, but I was pretty nervous for those few weeks!

And congrats!!

Edited by Girlo, 02 April 2012 - 09:23 PM.


#18 regandrog

Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

Just a tip on the alcohol thing, could you get a glass and just pretend to drink it?

I know I did this at a dinner party once, I had a glass of wine and I pretended to sip at it and DH was actually drinking it so it would go down and get topped up.



#19 Phoenix Blue

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE (tessa4 @ 02/04/2012, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They recommend not letting your heart rate get over 120. Increased HR & body temp are what puts the baby at risk


The figure bandied around is actually 140, but the doctor who first suggested this many, many years ago, retracted it again quite quickly. But it seems to have stuck around without any real medical backing.

If you are fit and healthy, you will not risk your baby exercising with a HR over 140. As soontobegran said, many elite athletes continue exercising at high intensity. Just go with how you feel.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

The truth about breastfeeding and weightloss

Celebrities often state that their post-baby weight loss is down to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding alone. But that's not the reality for all women.

10 weird things little kids do

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, ?Really? Is that really a thing??

The app that helps detect signs of autism

Parents can assess their children's progress at critical developmental stages, thanks to this new app.

Long battle to learn the truth about Ariana's birth

Cerise and Tim Lawn spent two years fighting to find out how a healthy pregnancy turned into a nightmare birth, and why their daughter now suffers from disabilities she shouldn't have.

Christina Aguilera announces daughter's name

Christina Aguilera and her fiance, Matt Rutler, have welcomed their daughter into the world.

Couple caught in surrogacy crackdown

An Australian couple caught up in Thailand's surrogacy crackdown have said many parents are distraught and facing dire financial difficulties as are they are unable to bring their surrogate-born babies home.

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

5 co-sleeping myths busted

In case you are co-sleeping with your baby, and all the ?helpful? advice from others is sending you down the slippery slope of self-doubt, let?s bust a few myths on the topic.

When pregnancy takes you down memory lane

One mum-to-be discovers pregnancy hormones can give rise to some surprising emotions.

What?s your love language?

The secret to making your partner feel special is to know which language of love they favour ? and it?s the same for your kids, too.

Returning to exercise after a caesarean

I had my daughter four months ago via caesarean, and I want to get back into exercise. What are some good first steps I can take?

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

Whether they're out of favour traditional names, or the parents were a little creative, here are the least popular names of 2013.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.