It is a frequent query for feminine golfers who find yourself pregnant. It is a query I requested myself. I’m now 28 weeks pregnant and nonetheless golf usually, as I did earlier than. My OB says that since I used to be a golfer earlier than, there isn’t a cause I cannot proceed, offered I make a number of changes and that I comply with correct security precautions.

Being pregnant.org's health professional, Alex says to a husband asking if his pregnant spouse can play golf, "Sure, she will be able to play golf, however with a number of circumstances."

A kind of circumstances is that you simply first speak to your physician, identical to I did. Nobody else can let you know for sure if {golfing} throughout being pregnant is secure for you as a result of nobody else will know your private medical historical past or potential dangers or problems along with your present being pregnant. So first you should speak along with your OB and ensure they approve of you {golfing} throughout being pregnant.

If the physician says you’re good, listed here are some extra ideas that can assist you:

Keep hydrated- Correct hydration is crucial in golf anyway however if you're pregnant, you’re extra vulnerable to heat-related sickness. You’ll most likely want extra fluids than you probably did earlier than. Drink loads of water earlier than, throughout and after {golfing}. In case you have any signs of dehydration, cease {golfing} and have a tendency to your self instantly.

Seize a cart- Even when you had been a strolling golfer earlier than, you wish to go for the cart now. You’ll most likely discover the farther alongside you get in your being pregnant that you simply not have the stamina to stroll 18 holes. You won’t even have the stamina to stroll 9. Even when you suppose you are able to do it, you don’t want to get caught out on the center of the course and begin feeling drained and sick, or worse, have an emergency and cannot get again to the clubhouse. In the event you're going to golf in being pregnant, particularly previous your first trimester, go forward and go for the cart.

Acknowledge fatigue- Lastly, it's additionally necessary to acknowledge the indicators of fatigue and never push your self when you begin feeling drained. You may pull a muscle or trigger different problems if you attempt to push on after your physique turns into fatigued. Keep in mind that you’re already within the mid of the full-time job of rising a brand new human life. In the event you're feeling fatigue, it's OK to say "when".

Relaxin loosens you up- Relaxin is a hormone produced by pregnant ladies that causes the joints to chill out. The aim of it’s to chill out the joints within the pelvis and permit for childbirth, nonetheless, it additionally has an impact on different joints within the physique. It could actually come on stronger and earlier with every subsequent being pregnant, too so. Whereas Relaxin is an effective factor for the pregnant physique, it will possibly additionally make it simpler so that you can overstretch or pull one thing in your swing. Remember that you’re extra "free" than typical and watch out.

When {golfing} whereas pregnant, you’ll discover that as your stomach grows larger, will probably be more durable to bend over to choose up your ball and it might additionally have an effect on your swing. You should use a ball-fetcher that can assist you get your ball simpler and keep away from bending over lots. You ought to be cautious of over-correcting your swing on your newly altering physique and seek the advice of a golf coach if doable. Typically pregnant ladies attempt to compensate for his or her altering physique and find yourself with a stance or swing that contributed to again issues.