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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Go Mountain Biking While Pregnant

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Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

No: Any activity that has a high potential to fall is generally not recommended during pregnancy. After about 12 weeks the uterus is no longer protected by the bony pelvis and a fall could cause pregnancy loss or preterm labor. ...Read more

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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


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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 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?

Fetus at Space mtn.: Really, you would jeopardize a 9 month viable pregnancy over a 3 minute roller coaster ride? The amusement park usually posts a sign that says that they are not responsible for pregnant women should there be an adverse occurrence. Take a hint, not a good idea. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

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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Can drinking Mountain Dew or monster while pregnant cause heart murmurs in infants?

Can drinking Mountain Dew or monster while pregnant cause heart murmurs in infants?

No: Remember, a murmur is just a sound. It can be innocent or due to a heart defect. The real question is should you be drinking that stuff during pregnancy. My answer would be the same ... No. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go skating while pregnant?

Is it safe to go skating while pregnant?

Yes: Use common sense when pregnant and as long as you know how to skate, you should be fine. Avoid falling and have fun. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on water slides while pregnant?

Pregnancy and Water: I have not seen any risk from water slides except the risk of injury from taking chances. This would apply even if you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Yes: Boats are safe if you take precautions. Be sure to wear a life preserver while you are the boat and stay safe. You may have more motion sickness while pregnant but it is okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or use an accupressure band for the nausea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant?

Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant?

Don't Do It!!: The decelerating forces and sudden drops are enough to cause ligament trauma, pelvic pressure/pain, & worst of all - placental separation which is very dangerous (abruption). It's best to avoid roller-coasters during your entire pregnancy. ...Read more

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