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Sunday, June 24, 2007

seriously - this is the info I get in emails re pregnancy

Another classic email re what to avoid at week 31. Thank God they told me via email about what not to take up at week 31... And I had just signed up for that scuba diving/amusement park/boxing hockey match....


Seriously, as if I could do any of these pre-preggers, never mind now that I'm a walking free willy the whale advert...


Question: What activities should I avoid during pregnancy at week 31?
Amusement park rides:
Waterslides and other rides at amusement parks are a no-no, since a forceful landing or sudden start or stop could harm your baby.
Contact sports: Soccer, basketball, and hockey put you at a high risk of injury from a ball or puck, a collision with another player, or a fall during play.
Downhill skiing: ACOG advises against downhill skiing anytime during pregnancy because of the risk of serious injuries and hard falls.
Gymnastics: Same risk of falling and increased chance of trauma to your abdomen.
Horseback riding: Even if you're a good rider, it's not worth risking a fall.
Scuba diving: This is an absolute no. As you surface, air bubbles can form in your bloodstream, which can be very dangerous for both you and your growing baby.
Snowboarding: Same risk of falling and increased chance of trauma to your abdomen.
Surfing: Same risk of falling and increased chance of trauma to your abdomen.
Waterskiing: Another activity that puts you at risk for falling and increases the chance of trauma to your abdomen.

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