Originally Posted by WindyCityMom
My husband has "forbidden" me to ride =/ He is really, really worried I'll hurt myself of the baby. I feel that as long as I'm not overdoing myself, not riding in heavy traffic or on dangerous roads (I really just want to ride through a few park trails!) and my balance is fine, I should be okay.
What are your thoughts?
My doctor was a huge advocate of me biking. The only exercise she suggested as strongly as biking was swimming. She said be smart, go on good routes, and stay cool and hydrated. I bike and I go to spin class, and both are fabulous. Not at all jarring or stressful like running. I can get my heart rate up without bouncing up and down. I am used to distance running, and if I didn't have cycling, I think I might go insane.
There are books out there that discourage cycling because you could fall, but any physical activity offers risks. We often forget that labor itself can be risky for some - and is especially risky for mamas that aren't active and strong throughout their pregnancy! I try to listen to my body's cues. Seems like our bodies are pretty darn smart. And I use general common sense and, of course, I always wear a helmet.