Post # 1
Just starting to TTC and if things go well we could have a summer baby. This would mean if I showed my sheep at couple of shows this summer I could be very pregnant or have a very young baby. I was just wondering if anyone has show there horse or livestock when there were very pregnant or had a young infant? If so how did it go? I should add that I have to have a c-section due to having a fibroid removed so the due day would be pretty set. Thank You.
Post # 3
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 6
Thank You everyone.
I also should add that I would have help in the form of my, husband mother, sister and a few others. Plus the shows I would go to would be close to home or to friend’s homes. Lucky my sheep our wool sheep so very little grooming is required. I guess I will see what happen and hows things work out. I’m sure the sheep will not care either way just as loog as I still feed them….lol