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Is it okay to ride motorcycle on a bumpy road in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes and no: You won't hurt the pregnancy by the bumpiness of the road, but most doctors would recommend not riding motorcycles at all in pregnancy as a fall or crash could hurt you and the baby. Same reason recommend staying off horses. Most of the time you'd be fine, but why take that chance?
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 41 years experience
No: How much of a chance are you willing to take with your pregnancy? The bumpy road won't help. If you get injured, though, there is real risk of losing the pregnancy. Riding an MC is fundamentally riskier than driving a car. Why not increase the odds of a successful pregnancy?

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