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    Default Pregnant Base Jumper dies :(

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-...in-final-leap/

    Just read the above article and thought it was sad. The lady was four months pregnant and died while doing what was to be her final jump.

    It also got me thinking, would you continue an extreme sport while pregnant?

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    Default Pregnant Base Jumper dies :(

    So sad but a very high risk activity to do pregnant ir not

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    That's really sad.

    In answer to your Q - there is no way I would ever BASE jump while pregnant or any other extreme sport for that matter.

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    god no! i wouldn't even go on an amusement park ride whilst pregnant. As sad as it is, it was an incredibly stupid & selfish thing to do.

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    I think it is a stupid and dangerous thing to do, pregnant or not.

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    No I wouldn't.

    May they rest in peace.


    Please remember there is a family out there grieving for this woman and her unborn baby.

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    Personally I would never partake in such a sport, pregnant or not. However I have friends who are "daredevils", and I respect their choice to partake in high-risk activities. It is their life, they may live it how they wish (within reason).
    Base-jumping while pregnant however? I just find that incredibly irresponsible. When you are pregnant, it is not all about you and your wants. You have a whole other life that should be your priority, not your thrill-seeking habits.

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    Very sad

    After taking forever to get pregnant (and still trying) I turn into the biggest risk averse person for 2 weeks out of every month. Because I'm doing IVF I know there is an embryo on board for that 2 weeks. So I don't drink alcohol, don't exercise beyond a gentle walk, don't have baths, don't eat any of the foods you shouldn't eat in pregnancy, etc. Base jumping doesn't even figure when I won't even have a cup of coffee!

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    How tragic for her mother losing a daughter and grand child I'm shocked by what could possibly be the thought process behind doing such a thing while pregnant. I took "risks" while pregnant, ate ham and cheeses, had a small glass of wine on my birthday, drank coffee, waded in the ocean up until 39 weeks pregnant, and I ignored obs "orders" with some birthing choices I made.... but.... I can't wrap my head around how you could weigh up the huge risks involved. Even if her chute did open She could still have had an accident. A parachute still doesn't set you down gently. Such a shame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Even if her chute did open She could still have had an accident. A parachute still doesn't set you down gently. Such a shame
    Yep this is why there is no way I would even consider it. I think it was a selfish and stupid decision too. Very sad for the family


 

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