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Is it safe to ride horses while pregnant?

Is it safe to ride horses while pregnant?

Ask your OB: As your OB knows you and your condition and if you do it needs to be slow as the bouncing could cause a potential problem and i assume u are a good rider because a fall would be potentially disasterous, sometimes you need to sacrifise a few things during pregnancy because the potential risk and consequences is not worth the pleasure and u have the rest of your life to ride after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 horse riding safe while pregnant in 1st trimester?

Is horse riding safe while pregnant in 1st trimester?

Yes: you might get some different opinions on this, but there is no compelling reason - and certainly no evidence to suggest you can't do it. Of course, whether riding horses is ever completely safe (thinking of falls particularly) is also worth taking into account. ...Read more

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Is horseback riding safe during pregnancy if the women did it before pregnancy and assuming she doesn't fall?

Is horseback riding safe during pregnancy if the women did it before pregnancy and assuming she doesn't fall?

Yes, but...: Yes, it is fine, but use common sense. You don't want to fall, but also you want to minimize rough bouncing, so keep it slow. ...Read more

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I ride horses, so it would be a better to wear a tampon. Which are the best kinds for a beginner?

1st tampon tips: When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. ...Read more

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I ride horses so i get a good amount of exercise but what's a quick way to lose weight in a month?

I ride horses so i get a good amount of exercise but what's a quick way to lose weight in a month?

Not lots : Depending on pace of your ride, can burn 175-550 calories per hour. Many other activities are more efficient, weight-bearing, and strength-building. For more info, see: http://thehorsepedia.Com/calories-burned-while-riding/. ...Read more

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I have a lot of tightness and tension in my lower back and hips. Also a lot of little lumps or knots... I ride horses. Solutions?

I have a lot of tightness and tension in my lower back and hips. Also a lot of little lumps or knots... I ride horses. Solutions?

Stretch & Massage: A daily stretching routine for you back and legs will help. You might see a licensed massage therapist. Massage will help get the current tension and knots out, then stretching will help keep you in shape. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Lower left back has sharp pain not constant, doesn't hurt to lift things or ride horses just when I stand,sit bend

Pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Lower left back has sharp pain not constant,  doesn't hurt to lift things or ride horses just when I stand,sit bend

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Is a ten year old, who was born with a tethered spinal cord and had surgery at 6 months old, able to ride horses at a trot or faster?

Is a ten year old, who was born with a tethered spinal cord and had surgery at 6 months old, able to ride horses at a trot or faster?

Both, if he loves it: After a successful surgery of tethered spine, which I am assuming has been the case with regular follow ups with his surgeon for a few years, there is little risk of tethering again from daily or moderately strenuous sport activities including horse riding. Let him ride the way he loves it! ...Read more