(Closed) Any one else show horses or livestock?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I show one of my dogs. But I didn’t want to deal with grooming and all the early mornings, so I am taking some time off from it. Last show I went to was in March, and now it’s getting to be where there’s no nearby shows over the winter so I probably won’t be back in the ring until February 2013, my son will be about 5 1/2 months old by then.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Most of my Horsey friends just didn’t bother showing at all once they were pregnant and while their babies were very young.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I used to show horses, don’t any longer, and am 32 weeks now. I think it completely depends on how your pregnancy goes, what the weather is like near you, and what kind of support you have. I felt great for most of my 2nd trimester but still wouldn’t have risked the heat/sun exposure. I can’t speak to having a very little baby (yet) but I would be nervous about heat/sun and that much exposure to crowds, etc. before their tiny immune systems have started developing. In my third trimester, I’m carrying large and would not be comfortable around livestock, or horses, I’ve been bumped by wild beasties too often when I was not pregnant, let alone have the energy to show. I wouldn’t worry about it though – everyone is different, and you won’t be able to predict that well even if you get pregnant right away 🙂

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