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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. Patricia Foster
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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 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 ride a motorcycle while pregnant?

Is it safe to ride a motorcycle while pregnant?

Why take the risk?: If you are in an accident there are less protections in place as compared to a car. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ski while pregnant?

Is it safe to ski while pregnant?

Yes: Early (<12wks), the baby is well protected by the pelvic bones should you take a fall while skiing. Later, when the uterus grows above the pelvis, a hard fall on your abdomen could cause injury and complications. Although skiing early in pregnancy carries little risk of fetal injury, consider that nausea and vomitting may be a problem, even with activities that don't usually cause that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to jog while pregnant?

Is it safe to jog while pregnant?

Yes: Most pregnant women are allowed to jog in moderation if they have an uncomplicated pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride go carts while pregnant?

Is it safe to ride go carts while pregnant?

If there is a risk: Of injury then i would avoid it. If you are referring to bumper cars - would definetly not do that - since the purpose is to ram into and bump objects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dance while pregnant?

Is it safe to dance while pregnant?

Yes: So you want to dance? No problem, dance all you like. Wear good support shoes to protect your feet and back. ...Read more

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Is it safe to snowboard while pregnant?

No: The main risk a sudden blunt force injury to the abdomen. This can cause rupture of the membranes surrounding the baby or a placental abruption. Force can cause the placenta to sheer off the uterine wall. This can be life threatening. Cross country skiing would be a safer choice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim while pregnant?

If no problems: Swimming is great exercise while you are pregnant easy on the joints, just watch the sun exposure, if no problems u can swim all the way until your due date. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride a jet ski while pregnant?

Please ask your OB: But i tell my pts no, too much bouncing and jostling of the uterus, could cause misc in extreme cases or premature labor if u are farther along , u should have time after you deliver to do that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do ballet while pregnant?

Exercise for Preg: Exercise is very good for pregnancy. Everything in moderation is the key! no contact sports though. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to do Pilates while pregnant?

Is it safe to do Pilates while pregnant?

Yes: Pilates is traditional muscle training, especially in the abdominals or "core". The exercises that i would discourage would be high impact aerobics, hot yoga, or any exercise that would cause an elevation in body temperature. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do weight-lifting while pregnant?

Sure: Of course within reason. Just don't valsalva ( close your mouth , hold your breathe ) which can cause increased pressure ...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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Is it safe to do yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do yoga while pregnant?

Yes: Yoga is good exercise during pregnancy especially if you have been familiar with this prior to pregnancy. Like with any other exercise, it is always good to know your limitations and be safe. Yoga involves stretching, toning, relaxation, and various breathing strategies- all of these would be especially useful in labor and postpartum. ...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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