Hazardous Activities to Avoid During Pregnancy


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Most women can enjoy an active lifestyle throughout their pregnancy. And with today's current demands, it can seem nearly impossible to find time to rest. Though there are many activities that are still safe to engage in, there are some activities that should definitely be avoided to help keep you and your baby as healthy as possible!

Types of Exercise to Avoid

Bicycling – Experienced riders can continue to ride safely into their second trimester, but be careful, your center of gravity is shifting and this can make bike riding dangerous. Taking a tumble is certainly something you want to avoid. 

Some activities should definitely be avoided to help keep you and your baby as healthy as possible!

If you have never biked, now isn't the best time to learn. Save it until after your baby is born, it's a great way to shed any extra weight you've gained.

Running. Again, if this is an activity that you did not participate in prior to pregnancy, now is probably not the best time to start. If you are a runner, running will be fine in moderation, but no marathons! Listen to your body, drink plenty of water, and walk to cool down if you feel you are becoming overheated.

Contact Sports. Participating in games of basketball, field hockey, soccer, and any other contact sport can increase the chance of injury from a fall, contact with another player, or the ball/puck.

Skiing and Snowboarding. Women who ski and snowboard during pregnancy are at risk of injury from falls. Also, your changing center of gravity will wreak havoc on your balance on the slopes.

Horseback Riding. Even experienced riders will probably not want to take the risk of falling while they are pregnant.

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Scuba Diving. One risk of scuba diving is that bubbles can form in your blood stream as you surface. This can be not only dangerous to you (whether you are pregnant or not), but it is very dangerous for your baby.

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Hazardous Activities to Avoid During Pregnancy

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  1. verochka31 says:

    great article! I exercise as long as I can up to my due date. last pregnancy I jogged to the last minute, loved it!

  2. LIZ says:

    i did run, but in the pool and helps me a lot to mantain my weight during pregnancy

  3. amelia says:

    great info although i had no idea bicycling was dangerous..

  4. gfeld says:

    They are right about dehydration. I went into labor early by one pregnancy due to dehydration. It’s really important to remember to drink.

  5. Roma Lee says:

    I always try to be as careful as possible!

  6. sheenaholman says:

    I didnt really think about the bicycling as dangerous…

  7. Marilyn says:

    Most of this was common sense.

  8. MrsPearson says:

    Great info…im going to print this

  9. Marilyn says:

    I need meditation.

  10. Kesha says:

    i need to meditate

  11. Pennier81 says:

    Common sense…lol

  12. Janice says:

    Hazardous activity, avoid them all. I do not know how someone felt like doing those things.

  13. It’s hard to avoid a lot of these since they occur in day to day life. Especially the stress. But It is good to know that in the third trimester dehydration can cause preterm labor!

  14. Shelby says:

    I’m almost 9 months pregnant and not too long ago I had to drive my fiance to work every day. Which was a 2 hour drive total everyday! My back was in pain. Needless to say I’m glad he has his license now.

  15. JamJam says:

    oh really no contact sports??? what i was really planning on playin rugby at 6 months pregnant!!!! hahahahahaha

  16. vpt says:

    It’s common sense, people!

  17. Jeanetta says:

    Great information…if only I could rid myself of stress.

  18. ErinF says:

    I use white vinegar diluted with water in a 1:1 to 1:2 ratio as an all-purpose cleaning solution. No noxious chemicals to avoid!

  19. vonney says:

    Very informative information.

  20. I am really glad I saw this article. Very helpfull info that I had no clue about.

  21. Iveth says:

    Wow good information!

  22. maretondo says:

    good information. can’t wait to get on the bicycle after prenancy.

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