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Q&A: Is It Safe To Go Bowling While I'm Pregnant?

Is it safe to go bowling while I'm pregnant?

Yes, it's probably just fine, as long as you don't have other restrictions like preterm labor or placenta previa, so just double-check with your doctor before you head to the lanes. Think about it this way: It's totally fine to lift light weights, and bowling balls aren't that heavy, so they shouldn't strain you too much. And there really isn't much risk of falling in bowling. Like with any activity, just be sure you're not exhausting yourself, and choose a ball you're comfortable lifting.

By Ashley S. Roman, MD, ob-gyn and clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine