Post # 1
My hubby and I are on his job’s softball team togther. Our season isn’t over until August. Should I stop going to practice and playing in the games? I am not really sure how to handle this situation. We aren’t telling anyone until Sept, so if I do need to quit what do I say?
Post # 3
How competitive is the team? Are you expected to dive for balls or slide onto base? I think hitting and running from base-to-base would be okay for the first couple months of pregnancy, but not diving/sliding/etc. I would also try to be careful when twisting to make sure you don’t pull anything… I’ve noticed my hip ligaments have been looser than usual.
I’d probably also check with your doctor, just to be sure. Congrats on your pregnancy!
Post # 4
I have the same issue, except it’s with soccer! And I know I really shouldn’t be playing. It’s super-difficult though because (1) we JUST started a new season and (2) I’m the captain and in charge of organizing everyone.
So +1 to the second question. What do we tell people?
My BFF who is the only other person I have told so far (and is on the team), suggested that I fake an injury … like tendonitis or something. I guess that might work.
Post # 5
Is there even a slight chance that you could get hit in the stomach with a ball? do you want to remain pregnant? I’d recommend sitting them out. Just say, “My doctor told me I should sit out the rest of the season.” Most people won’t inquire further, as we’ve all been trained that digging into someone’s health issues is taboo. If they do ask, just say, “I’m fine, thank you for your concern. But I’d rather not talk about it.”
Post # 6
@PrncssDva: I’ve seen women with bellies out there playing! If you feel good, I say why not keep playing 🙂
Just for a reference, I played softball for manyyyyyy years and played just about every position and I never once was hit in the stomach. However, I WAS hit in the crotch….once….I will never pitch again.
Post # 7
@78h2o: No, we do not dive or anything like that. Well, some people do, but I don’t lol. I do also play outfield, though. My appt isnt until Aug 7 and we have a game before then. Thanks! 🙂
@iRun2004: It kin dof sucks, because one girl has alrady been injured and can’t play for the rest of the season. Seeing as how we are co-ed we have to haev an equal number of guys and girls playing. If I don’t play we’d probably have to forfeit almost every game! 🙁
@Tangled: I got hit in the arm once and it bruised up pretty badlt. I would hate fo rthat to happen to my stomach. And I most definitely want to keep my pregnancy!
@MrsHart2Bee: wow…even with bellies they were playing? Was it co-ed? I am a little concerned abou tgetting hit with a ball hit by a man also.
Post # 8
This a question that is best for your doctor to answer.
Usually…no, you would have to sit it out.
Post # 9
I don’t think anything that involves flying objects is safe during pregnancy. Unless if it’s badmitten:)
Post # 10
I know a lot of women still play but I personally wouldn’t. You could get hit with a ball while at bat, or miss a ball in the outfield. Also if you slipped running on the grass or something like that. I imagine you would be fine, but it’s up to you whether you want to take that chance.
Post # 11
I don’t understand why you would need to sit out this early unless you’ve been given a high risk, medical reason not to! Obviously best to speak with your doctor, but seriously, if you’re playing the outfield and not too hardcore, you should definitely be ok to play the remainder of the season. It’s slow pitch too, I assume (for when at bat?)
I did stop my sports (didn’t commit for even early in the season this Spring) and my other sport was horse back riding (on young, silly horses, not safe!) so they’re definitely a little different.
@Cady: Why “usually”?
I wasn’t/am not allowed to do anything, but it drives me nuts when people play fragile pregnant “don’t carry on” as normal when pregnant -what did people do in days gone by? They didn’t slow down!
Post # 12
@Beebug: I meant when it comes to advice from health care professionals and other sources. That “usually” the advice is to not participate, especially in the later months of pregnancy. Which is why I did not give my own opinion on the matter and that she should ask her doctor.
Post # 13
@Cady: OP *just* got her BFP. Later stages, my answer would be totally different, but this early I don’t see why continuing as normal would be a problem.
Post # 14
@Beebug: I get that, which is why I said she should ask her doctor.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
Personally, I wouldn’t play softball (or do any activity) that might potentially equate to something slamming me in the stomach or falling on my stomach.
Post # 16
I have been googling this myself (not pregnant but maybe trying soon). It looks like it is a combination of what your MD thinks and what position you play. I play first and almost got tackled the other week. I’m really sad about it, but I think that if I did get pregnant it just isn’t worth the risk. I’m wired too competitively and even if they shoved me in right field; a ball can take a hard and unexpected bounce and catch you off guard. Even base running can have its issues if it is a close play.