Pregnancy doesn’t always mean putting life’s passions on hold. Meet Kolby Fahlsing, an adventurous mama from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who’s making waves, literally, by wakesurfing at 40 weeks pregnant. Her remarkable journey, defying convention, has captured attention worldwide.
Kolby, who became pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), is an avid wakesurfer, and her passion knows no bounds. Even as her due date loomed, she didn’t hesitate to catch some waves, and her daring feat is gaining viral attention. People around the world have been astounded by her commitment to wakesurfing so close to her baby’s arrival, raising questions about the potential risks.
“I think if I didn’t live in Minnesota and could surf more, I’d love to do it professionally,” Kolby explained. She decided to take to the waves while her mom was in town, seizing the opportunity to enjoy her favorite hobby before her baby’s arrival. Contrary to concerns, she believes wakesurfing is a stress reliever that takes her mind off things.
Although wakesurfing didn’t immediately induce labor, Kolby’s bundle of joy made his entrance into the world just five days later. It’s worth noting that Kolby had to be induced and experienced a three-day-long labor. Her experience demonstrates that her adventure did not negatively impact her pregnancy or labor process.
Kolby is proud to assert that wakesurfing is not dangerous for the baby. The boat moves at a slow speed, and the exercise is low-impact. She emphasizes that people often confuse wakesurfing with other more high-speed water sports like wakeboarding or waterskiing. In reality, wakesurfing is a gentle activity, with speeds around 9 to 10 miles per hour, specifically designed for wakesurfers’ safety. If a falls occurs, it’s akin to jumping into a swimming pool.
In summary, Kolby Fahlsing’s unique approach to pregnancy and her dedication to her beloved wakesurfing hobby have sparked curiosity and admiration. Her story challenges traditional norms and highlights that with caution and passion, one can continue to pursue their interests even during the beautiful journey of pregnancy.