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post #11 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 11:11 AM
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this is a tough one since you are carrying twins. I would suggest talking to your doctor on this one.
I've always rode up til the 8 + month with my pregnancies but all mine were since births. All was past due delivery dates so riding didn't help there
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post #12 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 12:26 PM
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i agree= talk to dr.>>>... we should be able= if we are healthy-do all the things we did before within reason. I would think like some above said that with twins you should maybe just take it a little easier and pay close attention to what your body is telling you-
i dont think our lifestyles should stop because of pregnancy-exercize is fabulous for you-
congrats on the babies-

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post #13 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 02:20 PM
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I would talk to you ob-gyn. Some OBs are OKAY with you riding, others are not. When I was pregnant with my son my ob said absolutely not. Too much risk of falling off, even my steady-eddie. I also would have felt horrible had something happened, so I didn't ride at all during that pregnancy. With my daughter I wasn't riding much anyways when I found out, so I just stopped riding. Good thing too because I had pre-term labor from 29 weeks on and was put on bed rest the last third of my pregnancy.

I personally wouldn't have chosen to ride even if my obs had said it was okay, or if I weren't high risk. But if you are comfortable with it, you aren't high risk, and your ob okays it, then go for it (gently).

Just remember that your center of balance shifts DRAMATICALLY while pregnant. I still find four months after the birth of my second child that my balance is completely off and everything has shifted. I'm beginning to think it's permanent

Oh and congrats!!!! Children are wonderful blessings!
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post #14 of 16 Old 08-04-2008, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, everyone!

I have an appointment with my OB tomorrow morning, we'll see after that.

Thanks again, it really helps!

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post #15 of 16 Old 08-05-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: Hi, just thought I'd update this...in case anyone reads it and/or cares! ;)

My OB said that I may continue riding until about third-tri, and not after that... :roll: Okay, okay, I understand. I want to be safe, I do...I just want to keep riding! Hopefully I won't get too big to fit in my saddles (Oh, I do hope I don't get that large! -- How embarrassing to not fit -- in front of students!)...

Thanks again to everyone,

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post #16 of 16 Old 08-06-2008, 01:18 AM
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Congrats! I stopped riding while I was pregnant but that was more because I didn't have a well trained horse and didn't want to take the chance. I did go on a couple of trail rides during one or two of my pregnancies, but they were fairly mellow and fairly early on. That being said I didn't stop doing much else....climbing ladders, carrying heavy things, everything I was used to doing on a daily basis I still did.

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