Besides the typical pregnant women shouldn't smoke (which is true!) and pregnant women shouldn't drink (no studies have ever proven an occasional wine/beer is harmful) I hear all these people say things like "you shouldn't exercise when your pregnant" and other similar things you shouldn't do while pregnant because theres a possibility that it couldn't be safe....
I personally believe that a pregnant woman can do whatever she feels up to. If she wants to skydive or rockclimb, go for it! If she wants to run a 5k or keep working out 6 days a week, go for it! In all reality getting in the vehicle and driving to our prenatal ob appts is more dangerous than the situations I listed. We are all grown adults and know how to listen to our bodies.
Whats your opinion?
Answer by Misteh at 2:26 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Shortfuse007 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Melbornj at 2:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 2:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Blueliner at 2:29 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by lilmoosesmom at 2:30 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by KairisMama at 2:30 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Blueliner at 2:31 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
People aren't intuitive and everything you need to know about pregnancy can be intuited. There are things pregnant women should do and they don't do them because they don't educate themselves. There are things pregnant women do that would be better for their infants or themselves if they didn't do. Few women go to childbirth classes. If they go to childbirth classes it may be late in pregnancy, too late for important things they should have known early in pregnancy or even before they got pregnant. If they read books the books may not have accurate info or the important info.
It's irresponsible to say pregnant women can do whatever they want.
Answer by Gailll at 2:32 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 2:32 PM on Sep. 13, 2010