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post #1 of 16 Old 08-03-2008, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Riding When Pregnant...?

Hello!

I'm currently pregnant, almost half way along. (19 weeks.) I have many horses, and ride them regularly. I didn't know if I should or should not continue riding, so I have so far. Before I go off to a doctor, I was wondering if anyone here could help? I'm carrying twins, and I'm not sure if I should keep riding or stop. If I can keep riding, when should I stop? Will I still be able to trot and canter?

If you can answer any of these questions or more, please do.

Thanks much,

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post #2 of 16 Old 08-03-2008, 03:38 PM
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I've heard from many people that you shouldn't ride while pregnant, but I am not positive. I would definitely ask your doctor, as he/she will know whether it's risky for your particular situation.:)
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-03-2008, 03:45 PM
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there is a thread that was already started recently about the same concerns you have:
I just spent a good 15 mins looking for it but don't know where it went. If you search thru the forums you will find it. It has dozens of replies :)
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-03-2008, 03:49 PM
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there is a thread that was already started recently about the same concerns you have:
I just spent a good 15 mins looking for it but don't know where it went. If you search thru the forums you will find it. It has dozens of replies :)
http://www.horseforum.com/viewtopic....light=pregnant ;)

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post #5 of 16 Old 08-03-2008, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks much!

I'd searched for a post earlier and couldn't find any, but thank you JustDressageIt, for the link and for the congrats!

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Generally speaking, a woman can continue to do while pregnant what she is used to doing. That being said, you are carrying twins, and that does change the picture somewhat. Twins are more prone to deliver early, and some premature. (there are a lot of factors that determine this.)

The most important thing to do is to talk to your doctor!!! She/he will know your personal medical history and can give you better advise than we can. Even if you are not allowed to ride, remember, it's only for a few months and you and your babies health are the most important thing.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 03:07 AM
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If I were pregnant I'd want to at least do a walk so it'd get in the baby's bones! :) lol. My future husband would probably kill me for it though lol.
A lot of people say not to do a lot of rough things (or somethin') after the first trimester (sp?) but my mom says it's more risky in the beginning.
(I don't know everything about being pregnant so my suggestion about at least a walk probably shouldn't count.)
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 03:54 AM
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oops I meant to say during the third not the first.
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 05:36 AM
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Congrats! Well, if you really want to. Why not? But don't go over board. I would probably only do it for the first month..........Just as long as you feel comfy!

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 10:32 AM
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I rode for about 6 months when I was pregnant and I got on one day and I just couldn't do it anymore. I got a strange off balance feeling and that was my last ride until 6 weeks after my daughter was born. I didn't miss it either, that feeling was so horrible. I will NEVER forget it. I was sitting on one of my lesson boys and he hadn't even taken a step yet, bless his heart and I was scared. I had to have someone hold him for me so I could get down. I'd never been scared and haven't been since. You will know when you can't ride anymore.
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