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Pregnancy harness?
Catpower
8/06/2013
6:25:58 PM
Anyone got any recommendations for a pregnancy harness? I'm 18 weeks or so and normal harness not really suitable anymore. I'd be interested in anyone selling a second hand one too. Cheers
Mario
8/06/2013
8:12:54 PM
Hi. We have a full body harness my wife used while she was expecting. Send us an email at shopgirl.au@gmail.com.

Mario and gail

mallion
11/06/2013
11:23:34 AM
We have been using the Rock Empire Sella - http://www.rockempire.cz/product/sella-308/
It has been pretty good, lots of adjustments etc, Only issue is that the gear loops are quite floppy and become difficult to use with a trad rack hanging of them. For sport they have been fine.

Mad Rock make a pregnancy specific harness for a company called Mountain MaMa - http://www.mountain-mama.com/products/the-mountain-mama-by-mad-rock#.UbZ7iYIxa70
Fish Boy
11/06/2013
1:32:26 PM
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1830444/Climbing-pregnant

Worth a read...
martym
11/06/2013
11:13:29 PM
We used a Mammut brand one that has gone from pregnant friend to pregnant friend - it's currently on loan to another pregnant friend..
but my wife really didn't like it - there's no padding, and the point where it joins around the chest has some very pointy bits of heat-cut tape - pointy in the wrong part of the body.

SO if you get the option - buy one with padding - particularly where you want some comfort!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
12/06/2013
9:32:14 AM
On 11/06/2013 martym wrote:
>(snip)
>where it joins around the chest has some very pointy bits of heat-cut tape
>- pointy in the wrong part of the body.
>
>SO if you get the option - buy one with padding - particularly where you
>want some comfort!

... or heat up an old knife (or spoon!), and touch up the pointy bits with the hot metal to melt them into a rounded off configuration, assuming of course that those parts are not involving any stitching!
Catpower
21/06/2013
10:13:07 AM
Thanks for that - interesting reading indeed. I think if you listen to your body and apply common sense you should be ok. Motivation gets harder as with increasing weight and decreasing strength; the climbing goes back to very ordinary standards!

mallion
21/06/2013
12:45:56 PM
Get this book and read it. It will give you much more confidence in the decisions you make, we found it very helpful. It was one of the very few resources we could find which is based on studies on actual pregnant women.
Exercising Through Your Pregnancy
James F. Clapp III MD
- http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936374331


Plus some other things to think about if you have not already:
"Besides external factors, there are internal factors to think about when climbing. As you gain weight, you may be more susceptible to finger and elbow tendon injuries or strains if you continue to push as hard as you have before. Just as you would train when you are not pregnant, be well aware of joints and tendons and try to avoid “the pump.” Back off whenever you need to and stretch frequently. Furthermore, as you gain weight, you’ll notice that your center of gravity shifts upwards and forward; be sure to stretch muscles that get shortened during pregnancy (lower back, chest, and hip flexors) and strengthen muscles that get overstretched (hamstrings, glutes, abdominals and upper back)."
- http://www.bodyresults.com/e2pregnancyexercise.asp
Catpower
22/06/2013
10:35:09 AM
Great thanks - have heard of that and will get it. A lot of people tend to be overly cautious re doing anything when pregnant, despite it not being an illness!
martym
24/06/2013
11:01:12 AM
On 22/06/2013 Catpower wrote:
>Great thanks - have heard of that and will get it. A lot of people tend
>to be overly cautious re doing anything when pregnant, despite it not being
>an illness!

Well you do are carrying something valuable ... people often take more care when climbing with an expensive camera too...
Catpower
25/06/2013
12:25:25 PM
You indeed are and of course more care is necessary - a lot more. But it doesn't mean you have to wrap yourself up in tissue paper and sit on the couch and not exercise - a lot of people tend to do this.

BoulderBaby
25/06/2013
9:58:41 PM
On 25/06/2013 Catpower wrote:
>You indeed are and of course more care is necessary - a lot more. But
>it doesn't mean you have to wrap yourself up in tissue paper and sit on
>the couch and not exercise - a lot of people tend to do this.


Hopefully you wont get diastasis recti from abdominal/core work (or too tight rec abs) A lot of very fit/strong women get it unfortunately, Good luck in your pregnancy!
Catpower
30/06/2013
11:21:41 PM
I have never heard of that - looks/sounds hideous.

I get a sore tailbone if I sit for long periods - hopefully not a pathway!
martym
4/07/2013
11:16:29 PM
On 25/06/2013 BoulderBaby wrote:
>On 25/06/2013 Catpower wrote:
>>You indeed are and of course more care is necessary - a lot more. But
>>it doesn't mean you have to wrap yourself up in tissue paper and sit
>on
>>the couch and not exercise - a lot of people tend to do this.
>
>
>Hopefully you wont get diastasis recti from abdominal/core work (or too
>tight rec abs) A lot of very fit/strong women get it unfortunately, Good
>luck in your pregnancy!
>

Yeah - perfect excuse to let it go.. a friend of ours was a solid climber & weighed about 40kg when she became pregnant - she kept climbing the whole time & subsequently suffered something similar to what BB mentioned. She's still recovering 4 years later.
Lay off the ab work & down some pizzas...
Catpower
10/07/2013
12:13:56 PM
Well I am not feeling too inspired climbing with a chest harness and another 8 or 10 kg to lug up with me - urgh - it's just not that enjoyable when that severely restricted! I think you need to listen to your body and if it's not feeling good then stop.
Mela
26/05/2014
8:10:43 AM
Hi

Do you still have your full body harness? I am pregnant and looking for one from now until November (happy to return if you need it again :))
Cheers
Mela
Mela
26/05/2014
8:15:44 AM
Hi

Do you still have the full body harness around in your circle of friends? I am pregnant and looking for one from now until October/November.
Cheers
Mela

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