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post #1 of 5 Old 06-11-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 5 Old 06-11-2011, 03:27 PM
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I waited 6 weeks after and started back slowly.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-11-2011, 03:30 PM
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I have two kids, and their birth didn't have any impact on my riding at all... O wait... ; )
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-11-2011, 05:21 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-11-2011, 06:00 PM
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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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