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    06-11-2011, 04:23 PM
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Weanling
When did you start riding again after baby?

I'm due next month with our first, and am curious to see when people started riding again after delivery, pending no complications. I rode for the first few months of my pregnancy (partly because I didn't know I was pregnant!), but called it quits until after our baby gets here. When did you get back in the saddle? I'm itching!
     
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    06-11-2011, 04:27 PM
  #2
Banned
I waited 6 weeks after and started back slowly.
     
    06-11-2011, 04:30 PM
  #3
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I have two kids, and their birth didn't have any impact on my riding at all... O wait... ; )
     
    06-11-2011, 06:21 PM
  #4
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I had a vaginal delivery, but had a grade 4 tear.

I rode at three weeks, mostly because my wonderful sister was visiting and helped with meals, housework and laundry and was someone I would trust to hold the baby while I rode.

Riding regularly was problematic because of timing and childcare; getting fit again was difficult for all the same reasons.
     
    06-11-2011, 07:00 PM
  #5
Trained
I wasn't riding at the time I had my kids, but pregnancy and birth didn't change anything I did. For one, I was out walking in hip dip snow the day or week before (I don't remember anymore exacty); the other the day before I was splitting wood and the day after I was out and about doing my normal routines -- shoveling snow, downhill skiing, piling wood, bush work, whatever. The only change was there wasn't as much time anymore! Especially as they got older! LOL

For me, if I *had* been riding at the time, I would have been on the horse the next day.
     

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