/ Wanted: While I'm at it, Full body harness?
Prepare for the tirade of abuse about to come your way!!!
(Ignore it all, my wife climbed while pregnant, upto 41.5 weeks, and baby arty is fine! Don't allow your baby to dominate your life or you'll grow to resent it)
Haha, well we're told to stay active, and active for me doesn't mean indoor exercise! I'm still working as a frontline paramedic (after a lot of negotiation and risk assessments) so I don't think some easy climbing is going to hurt!!
I've got one, will try and dig it out and get you a pic? Think it was only used on a dozen or so routes. I'm not a hardcore climber like yourself :-)
Thanks! Hardly hardcore, just want to keep having fun :-)
If you can send me a pic and a price that would be great xx
Full body harnesses are used a lot for fall arrest on building sites etc., so are readily (and fairly cheaply, e.g. £20 - £30) available from a lot of places both on and off-line - you might think it's worthwhile acquiring your own in just the right size. Watch out though that a lot of them only have an attachment on the back, whereas you'll obviously need a front one.
As a bloke, my opinion hardly counts but when I lent my full harness (which I got to allow some "large" people to abseil) to a friend while she was pregnant she said she didn't find it very comfortable. Perhaps it was just too big for her!
Good luck with the pregnancy.
Hi. I have one you can have for free if you are still looking?
Hi, I'm in a similar situation, looking for a body harness, am 28 weeks and pre-pregnancy size 8-10, guess those things are quite adjustable though? So whoever didn't end up giving the harness to Caralynh, I'd be interested to buy it.
Hi guys, could anyone who was offering me the sale or loan of a harness please get in touch? Really need one for the Easter weekend if at all possible.
Just a thought.............what about adding a chest harness to your sit harness?
Maybe it's not quite the same??
Problem is the bump! Sit harness waistband goes either straight across it (dangerous for baby) or I have to do it up under the bump (dangerous for me). If I can't get hold of one here, I'll just have to do a quick dash into Needlesports or Joe Browns (depending where we head to next weekend) before climbing :-)
You might need to talk to Needlesports now - they had to order one for me, wasn't a normal stock item. But that was 9 years ago (eek!)
Thanks Carolyn. I've found ones now online by Edelrid, Rock Empire and Petzl. Will make a decision and order one I think. Probably the Rock Empire one since the Edelrid ties in very low, and Petal costs a fortune!
I would advise you to try them on and climb in them if you can. All of my local walls have them for hire and the Petzle one is so much more comfortable to climb in. I think it was the rock empire one that kept slipping off my shoulders as I climbed... I would spend the extra money and get a petzle one.
My experience was that none of them were particularly comfortable when it came to sensitive pregnancy boobs......
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