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Okay, so I'm not pregnant yet, but we are actively TTC#2 as of yesterday<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> .<br><br>
We usually ski during the winter, and I'm just wondering - if I'm 2 months pregnant, can I still ski? Is it only dangerous when you are in your later months? At what month is it considered not ok?<br><br>
And at what point can I not go in a hot tub? What if I was 3 days pregnant, didn't know it yet, and took a hot tub? Could that potentially be a problem? (We have a day booked at a spa, which is why I'm wondering.)<br><br>
I will discuss all this stuff with a doctor once I actually am pregnant, but I'm just curious what information you all had. Thanks!
 

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I went skiing when I was 16 weeks and would definitely do it again. I am not even a skiier - I had only been one other time 12 years previously. I just kept it simple and had a great time! I fell twice but they were small falls. My midwife had no problems with me going as the babe is so well protected at that stage - she would have had an issue at 28+ weeks with an inexperienced skiier.<br>
The hot tub thing depends on the temperature of the hot tub. I would stay away from antything 102 degrees or hotter and the earlier you are in your pregnancy the more dangerous it is to the baby. For instance I am now 38 weeks and I know that my baby is strong enough to handle 102 degrees but the same cannot be said for a baby that is still forming.<br><br>
Go and have a great time but be careful with the hot tub.<br><br>
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The specific issue with hottubs is raising your core body temp. As long as you don't do that your fine. Very few people are in a hottub long enough and at high enough temo to raise their core body temp. If it makes you feel better limiting it to temps below 100 degrees in the hottub and dipping for less than 15 minutes is definately safe.
 

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well let me just send some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> your way! We just found out we're pregnant last week! Lots of luck to you!<br><br>
I was told in my first preg. that hot tubs were a big no no in the 1st trimester. Of course i was told a lot of things that i dont believe anymore, but that isnt one of them. Its not a good idea to raise your core temp too high in those first 3 months.<br><br>
As far as skiing and such, i think its fine.<br><br>
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The way I look at the core body temp thing is that if you had temperature of 101 you and baby would still be fine. However, you would probably need to start worrying when your temp got to 103 for an extended period of time.<br>
The most recent thing I read was that if you are sweating, the water is too hot.<br>
Have a good time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I went in hot tubs w/my last preg. (no. two) and this one. This is my experience...I definitely felt different if I stayed in too long. Like kind of too hot and woozy....which only happens after a long time when I'm not preg. so I got out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think you really need to tune in to your own body, KWIM? However, the safest thing is always to avoid, if in doubt. I just really try to listen carefully and not take chances. As soon as I feel too hot, etc. I get right out.<br><br>
I am going to a retreat thing where they have a hot tub and am trying to decide if I should go in. I probably will dip in. And hop out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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IndigoLilyBear ~ I'm going on a retreat next week too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
There will be hot tubs and saunas there....which prior to my <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> was something I was REALLY looking forward to.<br><br>
Now like you...I might hop in the hot tub and hop out...but since I'm very newly pregnant (I'll be six weeks when I go)....I'll probably just pass and take a nap instead! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
~Erin<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I am an avid skiier (well snowboarder, same difference) and my midwife said that I should be fine to go thru my second trimester if I feel ok with it (mostly concerned with balance issues in the later stages). If you know what you are doing and don't challenge your ability, and taking it progressively easier as you are farther along, you can ski to your heart's content. Enjoy!
 
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