How many weeks pregnant should I continue to gallop race horses?

Jerri - posted on 04/12/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I've been exercising race horses for years, but I am 13 weeks pregnant now and I'm wondering... what is the risk to my baby should a horse throw me off?

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Jodi - posted on 04/12/2015

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Galloping a horse will put you at risk of separating the placenta from the uterus, so even if you DON'T fall off, you are risking your baby AND yourself. You should not be riding horses unless it is slow (a walk) or you risk pregnancy complications. If you fall, of COURSE you are putting yourself and baby at risk. As a horse rider myself, I didn't ride at all through my pregnancies at the advice of my doctors.

Ev - posted on 04/12/2015

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That is something you should be talking to a doctor about. Actually, I have heard that horse riding is not an okay activity for anyone expecting a child as the roughness of the ride could cause some problems, but do not quote me on that. Its really up to your doctor to determine what activities are safe.

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