I have been sailing a laser for almost a year now and love it. My husband and I are planning to have a child soon and I would like some advice on sailing while pregnant. Has anyone done it? Has anyone been advised for or against it? The rule of thumb appears to be that sports which have a great risk of a "hard fall" or "traumatic contact" should be avoided entirely. How does that fit in with laser sailing? I hate to think that I wouldn't be able to sail for at least 9 months(let's not talk about how much it will decrease after the baby is born)!!! Of course I will consult my Dr., but he is unfamiliar with sailing in small-boats and I'm afraid may err on the side of caution. I think I will bring in a video for him to be more informed. I realize if at 6 months my belly prevents me from tacking, then I will have to lay low, but do any women have any thoughts or advice on this? Maybe you've been through this and can tell me from experience? I'd like to know now what to prepare myself for in the future. Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.