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13/06/2013 at 14:10
Just interested to hear your thoughts, I cycle usually twice a day for about 15 mins each way but not every day, sometimes I get a lift and sometimes I don't go out at all. I know my route very well so know when to lift my bum up a bit off the seat if the dropped kerbs are a little higher so my legs take the impact rather than my body, I wear a helmet, always use the cycle lane on the path so don't go on the road and am very careful checking for traffic and always take my time so i dont get too jot or puffed out. how long do you think it's safe to carry on for/how long would you/did you cycle for?
thx in advance
13/06/2013 at 14:34
It's obviously a personal choice, and it is good for you to remain fit whilst pregnant, so it is just really balancing the positives against the negatives.
They say that you shouldn't take up a new sport/exercise when pregnant, but it sounds like you have been doing this for a while.
All I would say is that there are obviously risks if you fall off for your baby. This is usually obviously unlikely, but as you get more bumptastic, your centre of balance is off, and therefore might be more likely. It may not therefore be worth the risk if you don't feel stable.
Either way, I wouldn't push yourself too hard on the bike that you are knackered - a gentle cycle is probably better.
13/06/2013 at 15:04
id say 15min on a bicycle is absolutely fine. im 18 weeks pg and i still run and do zumba. i make sure i take it easy and would stop immediately if i felt unwell. i even still did a 5k charity run two weeks ago and had loads of fun. in my first pg 2 years ago i went on a 3 week trip to south africa, including 3 nights safari in an unfenced bush camp. i was a bit worried about the offroad driving but it was absolutely fine. i was 13-16 weeks then.
i agree with ag17 though that as you get bigger your balance shifts so personally id probably stop when your bump gets bigger. x
13/06/2013 at 15:15
Thanks that's what I was thinking x
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