What we’ll do about our cycling during pregnancy should we ever decide to have children is something a lot of female cyclists worry about. Or rather, what we’ll do about our pregnancy to allow us to cycle for as long as possible, if not full term, is more often the concern.
What you do is a personal decision – pregnancy affects people differently – but we’ve had the pleasure of talking to a host of women who have kept riding through pregnancy and are able to give us advice from their experience.
Joyce Brereton is the founder of ‘As Bold As’ – who make modern day cycling clothing for urban riding. A lover of ‘design, engineering and endorphins’ in equal measure, she’s also expecting her second child in around two months time.
Still cycling seven months into her pregnancy, here she shares with us five things she’s learnt about her body along the way…
Words: Joyce Brereton
My cycling life pre-pregnancy: commuter cycling every day, spin classes, triathlon and the odd long distance cycle. So the thought of resting for 9 months was never going to happen – I’d be a bear! I need the release and cleanse of fresh air and exercise: it’s my balancing tool and secret sauce.
With that in mind, I decided to continue to cycle throughout my two pregnancies. At the moment I’m expecting my second and I’m seven months in. So here are some things I’ve learned about my body.