This may be a silly question but I am still trying to figure out what is and is not safe in the first trimester. I am very very early on, only five weeks. I'll be on a family vacation this weekend that has been planned for months. We are going deep sea fishing with the possibility of catching up to 30+ lb fish.
My question: Is it safe to be reeling in that much weight?
that is a tricky one :-) I think just do what you feel is alright- if you feel like you are straining too much I would ask for help reeling in. sorry I can't give better advice haha! I wanna go fissshinnggg nowwww tooo lol
I heard that the no lifting rule is more for the mum than the baby...as in, baby will most likely be fine, but if you lift too heavy you're increasing your risk of getting haemorrhoids. It's the same as straining too much on the toilet...
I think it really depend on what you're used to and all that...just get someone to help you if you feel it's too much. Be aware though that lifting anything heavy CAN give you cramps, which I think are harmless most of the time, but obviously they can be painful and a bit unnerving.
So, baby will most likely be fine, but watch out for cramps and risk of piles.
Have fun on your trip and I hope morning sickness doesn't kick in before you go!
I read that moderate exercise (I guess fishing would be in that category) is fine but that you should aim to keep your heart rate at 140 or less. But that is for exercise of 30-45 minutes, so I imagine you'd be fine!
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