Originally Posted by lillymonster
I would vote no, only because I broke my arm in 3 places roller skating. Even if the baby is safe, I would not want to deal with broken bones while pregnant or anything else that might happen.
Right. It's extremely unlikely that you falling would damage the baby in any way - it's more an issue of you hurting yourself (& then being faced with needing meds to fix you!)
That said, it's not that difficult to be safe skating.
My DH taught me to rollerblade. First &foremost - ALWAYS BE FLEXED AT THE HIP & KNEES. ("flexed at the hip" means you lean slightly forward from your hip - 'hinging' at that hip joint so you're upper body is slightly inclined forward. This does NOT mean to "arch your back!" Keep your posture still inline. Basically, it's the start of a "dead lift" exercise, if you're familiar with that.)
This will make sure that IF you fall, you always fall forward rather than back & that's much safer. (won't smack your head or damage your tail bone.)
Wear wrist guards to protect your hands & wrists.
I think you'll be OK. Of course, if you feel your coordination is off or your joints are loosening, then don't go - but listen to your body. I NEVER had my joints or coordination adversely affected. Taught yoga as well as step & boxing aerobics up until 38 W (& then I only stopped because I wanted to sleep in!)