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is riding a bike a bad idea while pregnar?<br><br>
not intense riding or anything, just toodling about...
 

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I just went biking last weekend with my 3 y.o. dd in her little seat. I rode bike with my all 3 pg's to the very end. I was told that it is fine as long as you haven't had pre-term labor, and still have your centr of grvity... This is my only way to excercise and it feels good to get fresh air.
 

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thanks basset - it seemed to me like a good way to get out and about but you never know.<br><br>
seems like every time i turn around i am being told not to do something because i am pregnant... lol.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I ride my no-speed bike around campus so I don't need a car to get from place to place. Plenty of people have said I'm nuts to ride while pregnant, but then others have warned me against mowing the lawn and walking the dogs too. I think if you trust your own body you'll know how much and how long you can do the activities you want to do.
 

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I plan to keep riding to work as long as I can. A friend of mine rode the same day she went into labor! take all the normal precautions - helmet, assume cars DON'T see you, be careful. for me there's just as good a chance of falling on a slippery sidewalk as having a problem on the bike. Actually I think I'm clumsier walking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I think it's fine as long as you are comfortable doing it.<br><br>
I wouldn't suggest that this be the time to learn something like using toe clips, though -- I spent a ton of time falling off of my bike the week I learned that!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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