I have two, now teens. Your body is wonderful, it tells you when to do and not do things. I rode on easy (paved, pre mtb) on a mountain bike until my knees hit my belly. I swam until delivery. I skied up to my 4th month, and then it didn't feel right *to me* after than.Christine said:Among the women here who have kids, did you have to give up biking altogether? If not, how did it work trying to keep your balance? I suppose if you bike consistently, the weight gain is gradual and this isn't a factor. Besides the possibility of falling, is mtn biking bad for the baby?
I've heard of pregnant women running right up to the due date, but don't hear much about biking.
Fetuses are very well protected from your falls, but you don't want to be stupid, either. Your center orf gravity changes, your ligaments loosen, your oxygen carrying capacity changes, plus you can lose lung capacity as the baby grows... BUT.... it's all graducal, and modern thinking supports an active mother, within guidelines. If your doctor doesnt' support your activiitywithout good reasons, one of those old shcool guys, get a new one.
Once they are born, the whole time/energy/family equation takes shape. It's all about the priorities that you and partner will choose for your particlular vision of how the family functions.