Some pregnant women suspect that strenuous exercise and unhealthy lifestyle can cause miscarriage, while other pregnant women worry that miscarriage can occur if pregnant women ride two-wheeled vehicles? So can pregnant women ride motorbikes, what risks will pregnant women get who continue to use two-wheeled vehicles during pregnancy?
Basically, pregnancy has various stages, each stage has different risks. One example is on first trimester in the event of both internal and external disturbances resulting in a miscarriage. In contrast to the second stage where failure or miscarriage risk is smaller than in the first trimester. The last is the third trimester where if there is a disturbance it will cause premature birth of a baby.
So that pregnant women who will use motorized vehicles should pay attention to gestational age and health factors. Every pregnant woman has different health factors. As long as you are declared by the medical to have a health condition without pregnancy problems, you can drive this two-wheeled vehicle.
What you should know is that using a motorized vehicle when you are pregnant has a big risk. First, the lack of security when using a two-wheeled vehicle, the absence of a seat belt, especially when braking suddenly. Besides that, driving stability is also influential compared to using four-wheeled vehicles. It is also caused by a poor track / road which results in shocks and affects the womb especially if your pregnancy is in the first trimester.
Even though using a motorized vehicle is not prohibited while you are pregnant, make sure that your womb is protected from excessive shocks. As long as you don’t complain about stomach cramps, spots or bleeding, then you don’t have to worry. Meanwhile, if you experience this complaint after riding a motorbike, immediately consult a midwife or obstetrician.
Pregnant women may use a motorbike even though it is recommended to reduce them when they are pregnant, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy and entering the third trimester. In the third trimester, it is necessary to reduce activities that involve shaking because the uterus has started to enlarge.
Here’s what you can do to reduce the risk when you use a two-wheeled vehicle during pregnancy:
1. Pay attention to safety when driving during pregnancy
The factor that you must pay attention to is using safety. Helmet is one of the devices that must be used when driving pregnancy. Then the next jacket to protect pregnant women from wind and sunburn. Some pregnant women use a pregnancy support belt, some don’t use it as long as they can keep the shocks at bay during pregnancy.
2. Reduce as much as possible using the motor
However, using a two-wheeled vehicle has a much higher risk than using a four-wheeled vehicle. So you should be able to use it if your gestational age and your health condition support it. Avoid using motorized vehicles too often in the early trimester, especially for those of you who travel long distances.
Thus, you can reduce the worries of pregnant women to use two-wheeled vehicles if you can keep the shocks and your pregnancy health condition supportive. Especially for those of you who often experience upbeat and trigger contractions, it should be avoided. If you are forced to use a motorized vehicle, you can avoid straddling or sideways positions which provide safety and comfort for you when driving.