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Re: Any ladies sail while preggers?

My wife sailed up to about a month before and then we had our 6 week (maybe 8?) old son out on a 3 day cruise - so not too bad of a gap.

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Re: Any ladies sail while preggers?

Originally Posted by Matt View Post
my wife and i sailed quite a bit with our first and we'll be sailing this summer with the 2nd on the way.
at a week old my daughter sailed for her first time.

my wife found motion sickness really got the better of her when we were out once and the weather was quite bad. double reefed main and only half the jib out and we were still burying the stantions. the nausea patches behind the ear help and are safe when pregnant. if you are a new age hippie and dont believe in medicine then you may just need to stick to light weather sailing until the baby arrives
Yeah this is so true. In addition, I will suggest though that you do the following if you've decided to sail whilst pregnant:
1. Stay on deck in the cool breeze.
2. Only use comfy maternity wear (I got mine at an online boutique- Milk and Love: Breastfeeding Tops, Dresses & Clothes Online Australia)
3. Try eating candied ginger starting hours which might help with any potential nausea.
4. Limit greasy foods, high caffeine, and spicy foods the night before you set out.

And of course, only sail if you are well-rested. Plus, you might find this inspiring, an article entitled "Pregnancy On A Sailboat". I loved it!

Hope this helps!
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Re: Any ladies sail while preggers?

Originally Posted by iamregina View Post
I love sailing! The last time I sailed, I was pregnant to my 2nd child in my first trimester.
Wow. Nice to hear that. Unfortunately though, I was not able to sail during my pregnancy. My doctor advised I had to bedrest till my third trimester. That was back in 2000; but after some years I decided to start sailing again; this time with my hubby and toddler. That's why I can totally relate to Kylie and Nick Hughes who decided to went cruising in spite of the challenges- How to sail or cruise with kids | Cruising World. Here's one relevant tip mentioned- If it's not possible to bring someone else with you, think about what you'll do with him while docking, anchoring, etc. There are definitely plenty of opinions about this, but most people that I know that have sailed with a baby or toddler will utilize the car seat or a portable high chair (we've done both)(me too!) to keep the baby safe when both parents are needed for boat handling. My daughter never minded being strapped in in the cockpit as it gave her a "front row seat" to all the action.

I hope this is helpful!

Happy sailing to all mothers out there!
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