Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Queensland, Australia
I've been debating this with my soon to be husband as well, we want to have kids and I'm in "nesting" mode, and considering all of this. It came up when my sister in law (well I call her that, but she's not really yet) was saying she's never having kids because it would stop her riding.. I know I can trust Rusty, and I think by the time I'm pregnant Rosie will be a quiet horse too, we just have a few discipline issues at present, lol.
But this is a few years down the track, and I'm of the opinion I will be riding during my pregnancy/ies. I'm definitely planning on keeping fit, and riding also helps with flexibility, which my other sister in law is really finding, her baby is due soon and she's very immobile, she doesn't have the flexibility or the core strength to move much.
I've seen horse people give it up on doctors orders and then find it hard to get back on afterwards, it's been too long and it's too hard to find the time with a young baby.. they lack the motivation, and well they've gone without it for so long now! I don't want to be that person.. dispising my pregnancy for it's limitations (and inherantly my child) and ending up with postnatal depression after the birth. I plan on feeling my way through my pregnancy and just doing what I feel comfortable with, but I'm interested in other's thoughts. Subscribing!