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slipping tongue


slipping tongue

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Location: Hamilton

Total posts: 22
Posted:hey im just woundering what everyone feel about pregnancy and fire dancing?
iv recently found out im expecting and im far to affraid to use my poi plus it dosent help that my mums taken them off me and given them to my sister till i have the baby
so yea im just wanting other peoples opinion on the matter
thanks


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:People freak about poi for the strangest reasons.

OK, as for fire, the exposure to the fumes would likely be minimal and would be unlikely to be much risk to the fetus. Still, I'd recommend not using fire until you're not pregnant anymore just to avoid exposure to fuel.

As for spinning poi, I encourage my pregnant patients to get plenty of exercise. Poi is one form. The important thing is that you are VERY CAREFUL NOT TO FALL. Otherwise, I can think of no reason why you shouldn't be allowed to spin poi.


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Hey! congrats on your pregnancy...
here is a link in regards to the preggers and spinning question... I know cause I only asked about 6 months ago myself!

Good luck

previous thread about pregnancy and fuel


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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slipping tongue


slipping tongue

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Location: Hamilton

Total posts: 22
Posted:yea im worryed about the fumes but i love the sound and feel of spinning fire but i dont thing ill be doing any fire for the next 8 months or so
and i feel sad about it im really going to miss the fire but ill make some new poi and use them for practice and exercise just got to try not to hit my self to much i seem to be hurting myself alot more than normal lately


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slipping tongue


slipping tongue

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Location: Hamilton

Total posts: 22
Posted:and thank u

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

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Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Written by:
VERY CAREFUL NOT TO FALL



I feel like crap after spinning fire now, it feels like a hangover. I wouldnt spin fire while pregnant but would spin heaps with socks in the meantime.

Pregnancy afeected my sense of balance too.

But imagine what the foetus must see with the flames flashing and whooshing past!! Wowo!!


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

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Location: London, UK

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Posted:look at it this way - when your all clear etc meet up with people and have a MASSIVE fire spin biggrin

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flamazine

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 91
Posted:I'd avoid fire whilst pregnant and also maybe whilst breastfeeding.

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:Get some glow poi if you need to see some action while you're spinning. But, I agree, avoid the fumes. If you were like me any smoke/exhaust up the nose would make you vomit. Not to mention possible absorption of the fuel through your skin.

And I agree with that, avoid it while you're nursing, too. That poses more of a risk with fume inhalation because your body will not filter out quite as many this and thats as when you were pregnant.
But, who knows, you might not feel like doing anything after the baby's born for a while. Or, you might feel like running a marathon. smile I had serious back-problems after my daughter was born, still do from time to time, and for months it was hard to walk, let alone anything else. If I poid back then, I would've had to lay off of it for a good year. Eek.

*hugs* Congratulations! Good luck smile


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

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Posted:Erm how pregnant are you? Ide say...stop spinning fire after your baby bump gets noticable. Common sense tells me that thats kinda the time pregnant woman need to start being alot more carefull anyway.



Hmm im not sure about fumes, I mean how sensative are babys in the womb anyway? Our bodys surly filter out andything bad and keep them away from the baby dont they?



If you wanna feel abit better about it switch to the cleanest fuel you can find to put your mind at ease, spin less anyway tominimize any possible exposure, and stop after a few months.



Congratulations on the baby hug


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:No one really knows just how much the body filters out - it filters out some things, but not everything. And everyone is different. So it's always best to err on the side of caution.

When pregnant a women's immune system drops, blood pressure goes up, headaches and sugar levels can bottom out...All sorts of stuff. the first few months are the most critical, actually - that tends to be the make or break of the entire pregnancy. You can have problems that aren't noticable when you become pregnant and cause all sorts of havok later on.

For how common and natural pregnancy is, it's a very dangerous situation to both mother and baby.

That's why most people seem to be over-worried and extremely cautious, because you really don't know what's going on.


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I tend to error on the side of caution so if it were me, I'd avoid any fuel as well as fire itself 'til well after breastfeeding.

Might be a great time to start spinning flags. biggrin

I might get yelled at for this but I would definitely not let the child breathe fire until after it was born.


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

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Posted:Oooh NYC has a good point, flags are so pretty and wonderfull looking, you should get a really silky transparent paire (bigger the better) so you can de-stress yourself when you spin them, that might be better than fire I suppose.



There are some amazing looking flags on called flagger central and even more pictures of gay men hugging each other in hotpants lol, but hey your a woman you might like that :P, but if you dont you were warned hehe


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: Brit_Joe

Erm how pregnant are you? Ide say...stop spinning fire after your baby bump gets noticable. Common sense tells me that thats kinda the time pregnant woman need to start being alot more carefull anyway.



ACtually, it's the early stages that are more critical. That's when the neural tube is forming and all the parts are coming together. By the time the mom
"shows" most of the development other than the lungs is complete and it's more a matter of growth than development.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:or maybe wear a filter mask, as modelled here

I think you can just about make it out...

I like them cause they make you look like sub zero or scorpion from Mortal Kombat... I'll grow up one day...


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Be Water My Friend.

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slipping tongue


slipping tongue

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Location: Hamilton

Total posts: 22
Posted:hey im 10 weeks tomorrow and yea i think i will get some flags or glow poi or somthing i dont want to risk anything happeneing to my baby
thank u for your opinions


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slipping tongue

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Location: Hamilton

Total posts: 22
Posted:Written by: Brit_Joe


more pictures of gay men hugging each other in hotpants lol, but hey your a woman you might like that :P




LOL I SEE WAT U MEAN BY GAY MEN HUGGING IN HOTPANTS eek

but no in not into the guy on guy scene ubbloco

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Well lightning might like it lol (do you think he will ever get tierd of these comments? haha)

I had better get rid of that link its kinda...pornagraphic eeek, I realised it last night, I was kinda worried someones gonna shot at me for putting that link up.


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slipping tongue


slipping tongue

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Location: Hamilton

Total posts: 22
Posted:Written by: Brit_Joe

Well lightning might like it lol (do you think he will ever get tierd of these comments? haha)





hahaha lol yea


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