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albanaich
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« on: January 23, 2010, 09:33:43 AM »

Life goes on as they say, the river runs on.

A friend of mine is 2 months pregnant and we (it came up in discussion) know from other friends that professional and serious amateur dancers often have difficult childbirths, anyone have any information on this. Any solutions and advice you can offer?
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 10:59:37 AM »

thats interesting - are there any hard stats
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 11:40:22 AM »

Life goes on as they say, the river runs on.

A friend of mine is 2 months pregnant and we (it came up in discussion) know from other friends that professional and serious amateur dancers often have difficult childbirths, anyone have any information on this. Any solutions and advice you can offer?

Go with the flow  Smiley  Don't worry about things as don't know what is going to happen and best plan is to aim for a healthy baby & mother.  I don't know anything specific about dancers but being physically fit is usually a good thing  Smiley

(oh, and congratulations to her  Smiley )
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 11:54:07 AM »

Brief literature search and I found one paper suggesting harder pregnancies/labour in ballet dancers..interesting, I wonder why?
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albanaich
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 06:02:22 PM »

It's apparently to do with musle tone and control.

In childbirth you have to make your muiscles do the opposite of what they do in dancing. I found this article.

http://demi-l.org/childbirth-athletic-woman.html
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 07:54:16 PM »

My guess is the pelvic & hip muscles of a good standard dancer wouldn't find the kind of release required in childbirth too strange... Accomplished standard dancers are used to keeping it all loose "down there". Wink

Latin dancers... dunno. They gotta keep everything tight enuf to squeek out diamonds, lolz.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 09:31:30 PM »

maybe you can be too toned...
was that an issue just for dancers or also for athletes?
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albanaich
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 09:55:05 PM »

It's apprently an issue for atheletes as well, but those most seriously affected seem to be high level dancers and horse riders,

http://www.radmid.demon.co.uk/pelvicfloor.htm
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