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  • bettycam
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    I am planning on doing the coast to coast off road in about 8 weeks, but have just found out I am pregnant. I am obviously still keen to carry on but am aware that it may not be possible. I am wondering if anyone has completed this journey before whilst pregnant and any advice or tips you may have would be most helpful

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    You should be able to do any UK coast to coast in a lot less than 8 weeks!

    Seriously though, you are pregnant, not ill.

    Take your time, don’t push things too hard and you should be fine. I have friends who’ve done a lot more at an even later stage of pregnancy. If you are still concerned seek medical advice!

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    The only possible problems may be sickness / nausea and not being able to eat depending on the stage of pregnancy and maybe fatigue. Oh and tell it to BTFU.

    asterix
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    sickness / nausea and not being able to eat depending on the stage of pregnancythe ride and maybe fatigue.

    – this would do for most of us

    seriously, take it easy but enjoy the ride

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Congratulations!

    You’ll be fine. My misses was still riding/running a few months into her pregnancy.

    Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    We decided to stop on day 2 when doing a C2C when my misses was preggers (3 months or so I believe), as she started to get bad pains. Shame as we’d all made the bookings, payments, plans etc and she felt bad for us, not hat we minded (too much) 😉

    davenorth1
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    don’t do it. why risk anything when u don’t need to

    asterix
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    There’s no such thing as no risk. You could die sitting on the sofa eating crisps

    SteveBbrain
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    Salt and vinegar are the most dangerous.

    i’m sure you can still have intercourse when heavily pregnant and that is like prodding baby with a big stick repeatedly,…you’ll be fine.

    …ps …i’m not a doctor

    From memory, didn’t Alison Hargreaves solo the classic Eiger North Face route when 6 months pregnant?

    bettycam
    Member

    cheers for the replies, still out on the bike so far 🙂
    As for crisps, consuming in large quantities 🙂

    nbt
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    davenorth1 wrote:

    don’t do it. why risk anything when u don’t need to

    bear in mind I’m not a parent (not from lack of trying, just lack of success) but I understand that this view is leading complicated births – when women were more active it would encourage the baby into the right position for birth. Personally I think that you should listen to your own body, if you feel good to go then enjoy the ride, but stop when you thin you should

    gazc
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    if you do it, take your time. my girlfriend was riding up to about 5/6months when it started getting too difficult. that was just local stuff and commuting, i think the last big ride was about 3 months in, which included part of the C2C route to newcastle as we live by it. hills were the most problematic, which there are a few of on the C2C in the lakes/western pennines

    i take it you doing the sustrans C2C route btw? if you are doing it with a support vehicle maybe you could do the odd flatter day and get lifts for the hilly days

    oh and congrats on the news 🙂

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