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05/03/2014 at 11:11
I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this but how much risk do you think there is if I was to go ice skating at 14 weeks pregnant?
We made plans a while ago to go ice skating (first time for me and H) with two of our friends this Saturday - they've said they still want me to come along and if I can't skate just watch from the sides but I'm thinking it might be a bit dull just watching them sliding all over the place. Do you think if I just stuck to the edges and took it easy I'd be okay to participate or would it be too risky?
My brain tells me this is a no-brainer and I can't do it but then another bit of me is going 'ah go on - it'll be years before you get another chance to try it!'
05/03/2014 at 11:16
personally i wouldn't, theres too much risk of falling
05/03/2014 at 11:20
Yeah that's what I'm thinking monnie. Would you still go along and watch the others? I can't decide whether I'd feel more left out watching them or sitting at home alone!
05/03/2014 at 11:23
Why would it be years before you got another chance??
My friend skated throughout her pregnancy. She has been skating for over 20 year though. As it's your first time, i'd be more cautious, mainly as my first time skating resulted in an operation on my arm, and an overnight stay in hospital. I was a confident skater, as I had rollerbladed for years, but some douche skated into me.
05/03/2014 at 11:28
I wouldn't skate as it's your first time. I would still go and watch though, you can drink hot chocolate from the sides and laugh when they fall over!
id go and take pictures and hold the bags etc, you can still have a ncie time just dont do the skating !
05/03/2014 at 11:29
I'd go but stay at the edges and away from any faster and more confident skaters. Baby is well cushioned in there at 14 weeks and I'd consider it a very small risk.
05/03/2014 at 11:49
AK - I'm basing it on the idea of not having time/being able to afford it for a while after baby is here - plus it's taken H and his friend 2yrs to get round to organising this trip so it'll prob take them that long again!
Monnie & Imp - Taking a multitude of photos and laughing at H does sound like a good plan. The hot chocolate might of sold me to that idea too!
Margot - That's what a tiny bit of me was thinking... but as AK said even if I'm careful I guess other people might not be.
As I put at the beginning I think I already knew it was a bad idea - just needed people to tell me it too!
05/03/2014 at 11:58
It depends if you're a good skater or not, I'd say. At 14 weeks you wouldn't be off balance like you would later in pregnancy. I don't think I've fallen while ice skating in 20 years, so I'd have felt comfortable, but then I grew up skating and playing hockey, so I might not be the norm for someone in the UK...
05/03/2014 at 11:59
D'oh, I completely glossed over the 'first time for me and H' bit of your post.. Even so, if you stayed by the side I'd still say it's low risk.
05/03/2014 at 12:05
I wouldn't myself because as AK says, you never know who is going to crash into you, intentionally or not!
I'd go along, take lots of videos of them then go for drinks/food afterwards and watch the videos and laugh at how silly they look!
05/03/2014 at 12:15
Wispa - My H's friend plays ice hockey for a team so he's really good at it, not sure about his wife but I know she's been a couple of times. My H and I have both rollerbladed but never been ice skating so chances are I'll be like bambi on ice! haha
I think I'll go with majority and my gut feeling and just go along and watch. I'll demand we go again later in the year when I can join in though!
06/03/2014 at 14:26
I'd watch as I'm cr+p :)
06/03/2014 at 14:30
I didn't when we had plans to through work, I was 19 weeks I think. Part of me wanted to, but a bigger part thought it really wasn't worth the risk. I had a hot chocolate and took photos of the others!
06/03/2014 at 14:46
I wouldn't. It's not just your own ability you need to be aware of but also other skaters potentially bashing into you.
Go and watch and take photos of the others falling over :)
06/03/2014 at 16:06
I think you're making the right shout by not skating but there's no need to miss out altogether, good compromise to go and watch and laugh at them -make sure you wrap up warm! :-)
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