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Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Not for mom or kids.: Jolts from the boat, dirty water, excessive sun and heat can be dangerous whether a person is pregnant or not. There are safer ways to enjoy nature when "with child" or with family! ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hello.Im 25 weeks pregnant and got invited to go boating. It's a 52ft yacht,the cruise will take up to 4h.Is it safe do it? Than You Aneta.

Hello.Im 25 weeks pregnant and  got invited to go boating. It's a 52ft yacht,the cruise will take up to 4h.Is it safe do it? Than You Aneta.

Its safe: It should be safe to take a ride in a 52 foot yacht while you are pregnant at 25 weeks. The major danger to your pregnancy on such a trip would be too much alcohol and the company you keep. Sounds fun! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I'm planing to travel to maldives island I will be 28 weeks of pregnancy by plane and also fast boat,, I want to know is it risky ??

I'm pregnant and I'm planing to travel to maldives island I will be 28 weeks of pregnancy by plane and also fast boat,, I want to know is it risky ??

No: Commercial air and boat travel during pregnancy is considered safe for women who have healthy pregnancies. Still, it's best to check with your Ob. If your pregnancy is considered high risk or you're at risk of preterm labor, your Ob might restrict travel. 28 weeks is a time when the risk of pre-term labor is low, so you are probably safe. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Have a great time! ...Read more

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What is this moving feeling after boating?

What is this moving feeling after boating?

Mixed signals: Mixed signals between your eyes and your vestibular (balancing system) can cause seasickness while on a boat. When you disembark, the same mixed signals cause a temporary swaying feeling when first on land. If nausea occurs, it is called land sickness. Most cases are short-lived. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Yes: Boats are safe if you take precautions. Be sure to wear a life preserver while you are the boat and stay safe. You may have more motion sickness while pregnant but it is okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or use an accupressure band for the nausea. ...Read more

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How to prevent seasickness on a ferry boat?

How to prevent seasickness on a ferry boat?

Diet, meds: The nausea of motion sickness can sometimes be avoided with diet. Simple carbohydrates in macaroni or other pasta or foods like rice or vegetables are less likely to bring nausea than heavy fatty foods. Milk, cheese, fried foods take longer to process & more associated with problems. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a otc product that can be given @ 25-50mg every 6-8h. ...Read more

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Burning skin and eyes after sanding boat?

Burning skin and eyes after sanding boat?

Dryness. : Dryness of the eyes. Also may be allergic from something. Make sure you are wearing protective eye wear and use artificial tears to re wet and rinse the eyes. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for motion sickness on boat?

What is the best cure for motion sickness on boat?

Prevention: Look at the horizon or a land mass (island or shore), stay on deck rather than go below, eating lighter easily digestible meals. If motion sickness occurs, various medications may help. ...Read more