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Riding A Motorcycle While Pregnant
Yes yse yes: Asking for trouble, little one trutsts you so protect both of you, god forbids in an accident its a direct traumaand total control loss. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Motorcycling mothers: Do you have alternate means of transportation available to you such as walking, biking, or a public bus? It is dangerous in the sense that you have less protection than other motorized vehicles that travel at a high speed. Please be careful whichever means of transport you use. Perhaps we need to invent pregnant belly shield helmets? ...Read more
"Safe" is relative: While technically speaking, riding won't cause you to have birth defects or shouldn't cause you to miscarry, it does place you at higher risk for injury just by riding a bike in the first place. It is no secret that you are more in danger of being injured by riding a bike than by riding by car and you are putting your baby at risk should you fall off or get into an accident.Use your best judgement ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended : Riding a motorcycle is not recommended while pregnant and especially not past first trimester. Once in the second trimester the uterus is above the pelvic girdle and no longer has bony protection. Any activity where a fall is a possibility like motorcycle riding, bike riding , skiing , snow boarding could have serious or fatal fetal consequences. A stationary bike is acceptable alternative. ...Read more
Besides the obvious risks, is there any harm caused to an unborn child by riding a motorcycle (vibrations) while pregnant (first trimester)?
Unlikely to matter: Once your placenta has a firm attachment in the uterine wall, the developing embryo/fetus is well protected against repetitive vibrations. I have had mom's teach their jazercise class for the balance of pregnancy & never miss a beat. Occasional mom's with an unstable pregnancy, odd placental attachment or other issue may be advised to maintain a quiet lifestyle, but that is an exception. ...Read more
Was 2 days late for my period but got in a motorcycle wreck and had a concussion the next day bled lightly for 1 day only. Pregnant or possible injury?
Hard to say: Those are rather dramatic circumstances which could've placed you under a lot of stress to be sure....but if you were that close to your period then, I doubt stress itself could've delayed it coming down....then, again the only real way to know for sure would be to get a pregnancy test done. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it safe for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?
Travel: There is a risk for anyone who takes a long distance car ride of developing clots in their lower extremities . I highly suggest using support / compression hose , keeping the legs elevated if possible and stopping every 2 hours to walk around . Try to massage the calf . If Sny pain a swelling is noted , stop snd head to the closest ER . Good luck & safe travel . Discuss this further with your OB ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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