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Horses and pregnancy

Hi all!  I know I've read you shouldn't ride horses while you're pregnant.  Is it REALLY true from day one?  I mean, I know you shouldn't ride especially when the baby starts showing or after a month or two (Since it's not as protected by the body).  But my mum keeps telling me she rode while she was pregnant with me  for many months and I turned out OK.

The thing is that we don't JUST trail ride, we run and jump.  I'm sad that this is it for me.  :(

What are your experiences/advice?  As it is I'm not sure I would make it out alive considering how badly my breasts hurt and they are huge!
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I know that jumping and running is definitely not OK while pregnant. A baby is protected by the fluid and the pubic bone until about the 12-14th week and then it is just the fluid. I would think that you would not want to push the luck while pregnant. I am sure that some women can go and ride horses (like your mom) and have no problems but it isn't a guarantee that nothing will happen with your beanie. I am sure most doctor's will advise against it too.
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its actually alright if you ride when you are pregnant. however don't tire yourslf and if you fell uncomfortable you should siop
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Nope don't do it. My mother trains horses and as far as riding goes while pregnant it doesn't matter how trained your horse is there are a million outside factors that could spook the horse and cause you to fall off or make the horse buck or rear. We have all Arabians so they are a little more temperamental but its better to just refrain while you can. Just like with every else in pregnancy that you can't do its only 9 months and its for the safety of your child so better safe than sorry.  
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The one thing I love to do the most......and do do the most is out!  :(  Horses are my life.

I'm TERRIFIED of riding while pregnant, one single moment can ruin everything.  I think my mum is crazy, but I can see not wanting to stop.  I don't want to stop.

I'm also worried about the posting and jostling about, in addition to my horse spooking at something or us taking a tumble after a coop.

Thanks all, I'm sure the Doctor will say no too.  Now in addition to drinking, not riding is going to make it harder to hide being pregnant until week 12!
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