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5 weeks Pregnant and still wanting to be active I need some guidance for a particular activity

I am only about 5 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for me to go white water rafting? It would be in a group and with a guide and definitely on medium rapids for people that are inexperienced. I will also have a life jacket on. Can I do it?

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    I would not advise that you do so. This is early pregnancy and the first trimester (three months) are the most vulnerable .I would suggest that you avoid any rough sports or strenuous forms of activities as these may harm the fetus (unborn child). Try to rest and eat well. Exercises may still be done. Low impact exercises like swimming and stretching may be done but always in moderation. If this is your first pregnancy, then all the more that you should be careful.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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    Thank you for the advice.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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