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Athlete on my First Trimester

By February 4, 2011 - 6:56am
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Hello! I'm a professional cheerleader from florida. My fiance and I just found out I am pregnant with our first child, should I immediately stop training during the first trimester? I am a flyer, so I get tossed and lifted and have a high risk of falling (on mats). If i am on my first few weeks, will I get a high chance of miscarriage during these activities? thank you!

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Thank you so much! I will let you know how it goes. Thanks again!:)

February 4, 2011 - 7:20am


Thanks for posting and Congratulations!
Usually, I am not one to tell our readers "yes, stop doing this" or "no, don't do that" but in your case-- YES YOU SHOULD STOP FLYING. Your first trimester is crucial and it is very important that you take good care of yourself--physically and emotionally. The risk of a miscarriage is at its greatest in your first trimester. Though you can still exercise (after you have seen your OB/Gyn), flying is too high risk for a pregnant woman.

Although you are a professional athlete, there are no guarantees that you will never fall (mat or no mat) or injure yourself and your baby. Take it easy-- perhaps take a break from cheering and go into coaching during your pregnancy? Like I said, once you've seen your OB and he or she determines that you can continue exercising during your pregnancy--by all means, stay in good shape for you and the baby. But no flying, please?

Best of Luck to you!

February 4, 2011 - 7:12am
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