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How late in pregnancy...

...Does everyone golf? All my tourny's are coming up and I want to go. Living in Calgary, our golf season is short so I haven't golfed since last fall...

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I have no idea, but I don't see why it would be a problem. If it's a physical activity that you're used to, you should be fine. I've always been told that it's fine to keep doing what you've always done (although you may have to modify it slightly) but it's not a good time to start something new. I rode my horse up until the day before I went in to be induced with DD. I think you'll be fine. I don't know if that helps, but that's my opinion ;-).

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I don't think you should have a problem. You may have to adjust your swing, but you should be fine.. Maybe get out on the greens and see how you feel or if anything hurts while doing it. If it starts to hurt.. Stop. LOL
I just asked at my last Dr appt if I could still ride a bike. We bike a lot in the summer. She said as long as nothing is hurting me or make me uncomfortable doing it and to stay off the mountain bike trails b/c of the potential of falling.

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My midwife pretty much said the same thing Mari's dr said. I asked about ab workouts and she said as long as nothing is hurting that I can keep going as long as I'm comfortable, so I'd imagine the same would hold true for most things. I'd think you would probably have to adjust your swing like someone else pointed out, the belly is definitely starting to get in the way of a lot of things Lol

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I would think you would be fine to golf as long as you can do it without pain. It might be more difficult for you but I'm sure you'll adjust.

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I know they say bowling is fine and actually may help towards the end to open up the hips so I dont see a reason why golf would be an issue.

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Golfing.... What's that? Haven't been on a real green in my entire life.

I agree with everyone else... as long as it's something you already do or have done a lot in the past with muscle memory and such, I would think you would be fine. Just stop if you have pain or feel off. Walking the course would be great exercise!

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that's funny you are in Calgary, we just moved out of Calgary (we are members at valley ridge) and moved to edmonton. I have absolutely played some of my very best golf pregnant. I think the change of centre of gravity makes my swing rotation better. I would play as long as you are comfortable. For me, it isn't the swing (I have played since I was a kid), but the walking wears me out, so maybe if you cart it?

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"mom22sofar" wrote:

that's funny you are in Calgary, we just moved out of Calgary (we are members at valley ridge) and moved to edmonton. I have absolutely played some of my very best golf pregnant. I think the change of centre of gravity makes my swing rotation better. I would play as long as you are comfortable. For me, it isn't the swing (I have played since I was a kid), but the walking wears me out, so maybe if you cart it?

I don't play more than 9 holes without a cart Smile

I didn't realize we were so close!

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It should be fine! Just be careful and listen to your body!