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Friday, September 27, 2013

Avid St. Paul cyclist bikes through pregnancy, to hospital for birth |

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -
There are many stories about pregnant women driving themselves to the hospital, but biking there? That's what one St. Paul woman did with her doctor's blessing.
For many mothers, just being pregnant is uncomfortable -- but Amber Dallman wasn't going to let carrying a child slow her down.
"I've always biked," she explained. "When we were younger, that's how we got around."
As someone who works in public health and promotes physical activity, Dallman certainly leads by example. She ordered a specially-designed cargo bike from Holland to cart around a couple of kids, pick up groceries and drop her son, Fritz, off at daycare.
"This is probably my favorite bike to ride now," she said.
So, it should really come as no surprise that when it was time to give birth to her daughter, Elise, Dallman made the trip to Regions Hospital on two wheels.
"I'll be the first to admit this is a little over the top," Dallman conceded. [Keep reading at]


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