Horseback Riding And Pregnancy

8 Replies
Charlotte - October 22

I just found out I am pregnant and want to know if it is safe at any time during pregnancy. I know that my mom rode quite often.

 

E - October 22

NO, bouncing around on the back of a horse is not safe during any stage of pregnancy. You are taking a huge risk if you do.

 

lola - October 22

please no horeback riding..

 

Jodie - October 22

Do what you feel is right. My sister rode when she was prego. and the rorse jumped and she fell off and got really hurt,luckily the baby was okay.

 

manda - October 22

I rode my horse up until I was 8 months pregnant. I never had any problems with it. It is perfectly safe!!!!

 

E - October 22

Manda, I seriously doubt a doctor would say that horseback riding is safe in pregnancy. I would bet money that they advise against it. It is great that you didn't get hurt but why would one take such an unecessary risk during this important time? Charlotte, you obviously feel that there might be some risk or you would not have posted your question. I would err on the safe side and ignore those who tell you that they b/c they rode a horse and didn't get hurt or lose the baby, it must be safe for others. I hope you put the baby first in this situation. XOXO

 

E - October 22

I would like to add that I was just diagnosed with a condition where, if I had followed the advice that horseback riding is safe, my placenta could have easily ruptured. This condition has been present for some time but I only found out days ago. You never know what could happen when you engage in an activity that can be rough.

 

name - October 22

the health of your baby is definitely not something to risk

 

Viv - October 23

Most sites on the web advise against skiing and riding, anything that has the risk of impact and jolting. The following link has the most encouraging att_tude ... http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/midwife/qas/0,,166335_100689,00.html

 

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