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Is It Safe To Go Mountain Biking While Pregnant
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
Is it safe to go on a small roller coaster (space mountain) at five weeks pregnant since the fetus is so small and the placenta hasn't yet formed?
Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?
Not safe: The air at 3500 meters (over 10, 000 ft) above sea level is significantly thinner and has less oxygen in it than you are used to. It is not a good idea to expose your developing baby to reduced oxygen (hypoxia), and the hazard would be greatest in the first trimester. This is especially true if you have a heart or lung problem (asthma). Mountain sickness at altitude is another hazard to your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: If you did not have a problem before doing so there should be no problem now. ...Read more
In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?
Elevation: Elevation and shortness of breath are common enough fetus has high affinity hemoglobin and oxygenates better than you minor event probably harder on you. There is nothing wrong with slowing down your activity in an environment that can be deleterious to you health and allow you body to adjust. In. ...Read more
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