(Closed) skiing while pregnant

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@araneidae:  Well, of course the safest thing to do would be to return the pass… you would definitely be incurring some risk. That being said, you might keep the pass if you’d use it mainly to hang out at the lodge and take easy runs. Even with the easy runs, you’d have to really watch out for the dumbass people who have no idea what they are doing and get in your way or run right into you. I’d be much more concerned about that than you falling on your own when not pushing yourself. Also, keep in mind that in your 2nd tri, your joints loosen up a lot and your center of gravity changes… so it’s easier to fall or pull a muscle. Basically, I think you could do it, with some degree of added risk, but I don’t know if it would still be fun/worth it.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Have you talked with your doctor about his/her recommendation?  I don’t ski, but I know a lot of women who have continued on the slopes up until 5/6 months.  Most of the doctors in my area just suggest you stick to easier runs and take more frequent breaks, and then stop completely around 5 months.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am for staying active in pregnancy, but honestly I would return in and just buy day passes if you decide you really want to go.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a skier although since moving to Texas, I don’t get to go as often anymore. But I grew up skiing and haven’t taken a good spill since I was in high school and trying to do a trick off a mogul. I am in my 2nd trimester and wouldn’t really consider skiing until after the baby. Frankly, walking is hard enough with a bump and loose ligaments 🙂 I wouldnt be terribly concerned about falling but I would worry about other skiers and just the physical strain on my already strained body. I had no idea how much of my body would be affected by pregnancy. My muscles hurt, my back hurts, my breasts/nipples are constantly sore to the touch… That said, you might be in better shape than I am. My SIL went early in her first trimester (8 weeks, I think?) and it was fine but she wasn’t showing or having any major symptoms yet. That’s just my opinion. I’d probably return the pass. 🙁

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m an expert skiier, although I’ve never been preggers. I say go for it, but be careful about which runs you take – probably no double blacks for you this winter (as much fun as they are). Stick to better known, easier runs and I think you should be good. Just be careful as your center of gravity changes, but if you’ve done acro and snowboarding and short skis, you should be used to that. Probably falling on the main ski hill won’t be as big of a deal as if you fall on the back mogals or doing a jump.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m an experienced snowboarder and am currently 10 weeks (due in May). I’ve decided not to board at all this season and am pretty sad about it. I’m not stopping because of my own skill level. I’m pretty confident I can make it down the easy/intermediate runs while pregnant without incident, but I am terrified of the other skiers and boarders who aren’t always so aware. I’ve been smoked by way too many careless people to want to take the chance while pregnant. I’ll make up for it next season. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t ski but want to give you a perspective on being pregnant, you don’t know how big your belly will be by then and with being pregnant it will throw your center of balance off (I know been pregnant and I fell just bending over on to the tummy during the beginning of 3 trimester). I honestly wouldn’t risk it even if you are an expert skier.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I love to ski and absolutely will not while pregnant.  My doctor advised me not to.   As an expert skier, you go fast and a fall could be very serious for you and the baby.  Or someone else could barrel into you.  It’s notworth it.  You should really ask your doctor, but most I know say no skiing whilepregnant.

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