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Can pregnant women ride bikes?

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According to NetDoctor, it is safe for pregnant women to cycle. Exercise is important for pregnant women, and according to BikeRadar, a pregnant woman can continue to cycle as long as she is physically comfortable doing it.

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Different bodies respond differently to certain situations, so riding bikes during pregnancy is a matter of personal preference. Bupa, a leading international health care group, lists reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep patterns, reduced tiredness and reduced lower back pain among the benefits of exercise during pregnancy. However, it lists bike riding as an activity to avoid because of the risk of falling and, therefore, harming the baby.

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