5 Tips for paddle boarding while pregnant 

5 Tips for paddle boarding while pregnant 

One amazing thing about stand-up paddle boarding is how most people can do it. It’s an ideal activity to relieve tension, keep in shape and enjoy yourself and have a nice time. But is the time to hang up the paddle and pause for your protection and others? For example, we heard the question, “Can I paddle board while you are pregnant,” and “is it safe to board while you are pregnant? SUP during pregnancy 

Pregnancy is the most demanding and satisfying experience a woman can experience. I believe. 

Pregnancy, particularly birth, is extremely physically challenging, which is why I wanted to remain strong and healthy while I was pregnant. Various research found that keeping active is not only helping to resolve the difficulties of labour and materials, but also helps to improve stamina, minimise back pain, prevent an unnecessary weight gain, and minimise the risk of gestational diabetes. Although there are many ways to remain active when I am pregnant, standing up was the best option for me. SUP Surfing Pregnant 

My body was used to SUP well before pregnancies – I paddled five to seven days a week, exercised daily, and surfed SUP’d. 

When I was still pregnant, I gradually changed my sense of equilibrium and I never felt equilibrium or pain. There was something about the motions and stance that made me feel more physically relaxed, even for 39 weeks. Furthermore, gliding on the water gives me a sense of peace, which I thought was necessary for my pregnancy to foster optimistic and peace feelings. Paddle boarding for the first trimester 

When I first paddled boaridng, I could say that my cardiovascular system was changing instantly. 

I winded more quickly and knew I would have to slow down my speed. I have wanted to stop surfing. The last thing I wanted was to smash into the shore or wave on my board. You have a way to reconsider protection when you are pregnant! I decided that I was going to stick to long, quiet paddles. Stand Up Paddle Boarding for the Second Trimester 

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When I was in my second trimester, Michigan was coated with white, it was one of the worst winters we ever had (remember to hear about the “polar vortex”?) Walking there was almost difficult, and because of the ice and drifts, so I remained with SUP. 

Several days a week, I paddled on a SUP simulator from Vasa in our basement and when it was quiet, I took the water. Yes, I was wearing a wetsuit, weather regulation, went with my husband and stayed in a flaccid spot. We live on Lake Michigan, so I was fortunate to get the chance and know the place. At the end of my second quarter, Lake Michigan froze, and my SUP was restricted to simulators. 

Fortunately, we arranged a trip to Maui so I could paddle on the north shore every calm morning. I also had the completely most amazing experience on the South Coast: Our mate, who lives on Maui, took us out to a place where, however, he thought we’d have an opportunity to see bottom whales from afar; to our delight, a mother and baby whale appeared right next to us and hung out for over an hour. Ice Water Pregnant SUP 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding for the third quarter  

To date, I’d paddled my pregnancy every month and I was about to get my wetsuit out! Let me tell you, if you think it’s disturbing to put a wetsuit, try it pregnant 27 weeks! I became bigger and more uncomfortable as Michigan started to warm up. My baby would squeeze his heels into my ribs and injure my back. I’d go for a paddle and voila … no pain any more. There will be anything to lean forward that would re-position the baby perfectly and feel fantastic on my back. I asked my doctor and wanted to confirm that holding SUPing was healthy. He said yes, honestly, it’s probably easier to hit with all my weights on the front! He assured me that I could go on happily as long as I wanted. Notice that everybody is different, consult your own physician SUP Buddies Pregnant 

It turns out, my doctor was correct, I began monitoring my Strava paddles and I paddled at around 4.5 mph (even at 39 weeks!) on my 12′′ 6′′ continuously and comfortably. 

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I felt fine. I was feeling fantastic. On the other hand, my walking was unbelievably sluggish. My hips hurt, I got the pregnant waddle, and it felt like I had in my hips a bowling ball! SUP became my only late pregnancy operation. For 5 years now, I’ve been organising a weekly women’s SUP paddle and I’m so thankful for all the wonderful women who helped me lift my board onto my car and move it to and from the beach. Other pregnant women joined in on some paddles, which was nice to see! SUP Mates Pregnant 


Did it payoff, then? 

Yes! Yes! Yes! The toughest thing I have ever done was my job and execution, but without a doubt it could have been worse if I didn’t stay in the type. I was able to remain involved all the time (8 hours) and recovered very well. I took my first paddle two weeks after my son, Julien, was born. It was so odd not to have a bump and my abs were weakened. But it felt very lonely, above all! On the day when I can take my son with me again, I can’t wait! We’re going to stick to beach walks for now. I expect to SUP during my next pregnancy if I have been able to do so with my first and feel lucky. 

Each and every pregnancy is different from my plan, so be sure to review and know your limits with your doctor. 5 Pregnant Paddling Tips 

  • Paddle until you are pregnant and practise daily, until you are comfortable. 
  • Do you dream about being pregnant? Now start paddling. Do not try new sports when you are pregnant, the best way to continue your sport when you are pregnant is to remain in comfort. 2-Slow down, see if you slow down. 
  • You need to slow down or go to shorter paddles if you’re out of breath. If these activities increase your chances of dropping or of affecting your board, you can consider cutting off surfing or SUP yoga. 3-A companion paddle. 
  • Because anyway you have to! 4 – Know when to rest and speak to your doctor. 
  • SUP may not be possible in any or all three quarters depending on how your pregnancy progresses. Check with your doctor at all times. If you are all right, but feel like you find it difficult to balance because of a lack of information or your growing bump, it is time to quit. You should never do things that raise the risk of your abdomen collapsing or hurting. 5-Go out as soon as you can, before you know, you’re going to be a little bundle of joy, and you might have to take a break. 

These baby paddles are useful for energy recovery, relaxation and future thought.

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