Everyone’s pregnancy looks different, and hiking while pregnant will too. Make sure to listen to your own body and your care providers’ recommendations. In today’s episodes we share a little bit about what our hiking has looked like while pregnant, especially now, while hiking pregnant with toddlers in tow!
Hiking While Pregnant Tips:
- Set the expectation that adventures may slow down for a period of time (or be shorter)
- Allow yourself to go at toddler-pace, and let them lead the way
- If carrying a toddler while pregnant, you may find the soft-structured carriers more comfortable than the bigger hiking carriers
- Trekking poles are fantastic for balance! [And ice cleats/crampons in winter]
- Put a boundary around first trimester, and “fourth trimester” (3 months postpartum) and be very cautious to listen to your body and what it needs
- There is no pressure to do anything grand…just step outside!
- Remember that in the grand scheme of things, pregnancy is such a short period of time
So, in summary:
Slow down. Be present. Breathe in the fresh air. Cuddle that little bundle of joy!
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Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexplore
Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music