Ski and pregnancy

Ski and pregnancy
A pregnant woman should not hesitate to take part in the pleasures of winter sports. Provided, however, that they do take certain precautions. Downhill is a demanding discipline, as Dr. Luc Baleens, gynecologist and physician of starting at the Bergmann hospital in Brussels.

Pregnancy is, from the first days, characterized by an accumulation of fluid in the muscles and a weakening of the tendons, the risk of injury in skiing and also skating, increases, said Dr. Baleens.
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Additionally move the black point of the body is the coordination of muscles and nerves is more difficult during pregnancy, especially from the 5th month, making.

Recent studies have moreover shown that women so already, whether pregnant or not, often the victims of skiing accidents due to a lack of muscle control than men. direct or indirect succeed in the abdominal area may also pose a hazard to the fetus.

They may give rise to the release of the placenta, premature contractions and even a tear in the uterus. This type of accident occurs from the 4th at 5th month, rarely or never. Last point is that the breasts of a pregnant woman are not only bigger and heavier, but also more sensitive.

A punch to the chest can be very painful in those circumstances. "Taking into account all these elements should be alpine skiing strongly discouraged from the 4th month of pregnancy, "according to Dr. Schuler Baleens.

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