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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. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Can you ride rides while 6 months pregnant?

Can you ride rides while 6 months pregnant?

Ask your OB: And please tell your OB exactly what rides you plan to do, i tell my pts it is not adviseable to ride a rolly coaster of any ride that shakes or throws you around or puts too much gforce on your body or has you upside down at all, you will have plenty of time to do that after you deliver as rides could put u in premature labor or make your water break early or worse make the placenta separate. ...Read more

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Is jet skiing alright when pregnant?

No: This activity is actually not safe during any trimesters of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Standing on street. Firetruck passed. Siren loud. 25 weeks pregnant. Can it harm baby's hearing?

Standing on street. Firetruck passed. Siren loud. 25 weeks pregnant. Can it harm baby's hearing?

Water buffer/no: Your baby had the equivalent of a water barrier against the sound due to the bag of waters. This is akin to having ear phones on.No problems will arise. ...Read more

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9 monhs Pregnant took a trip with fiancé and kids to Hershey park , while there we rode some of the kiddie ridesI rode the tilt a whirl. Now worried?

9 monhs Pregnant took a trip with fiancé and  kids to Hershey park , while there we rode some of the kiddie ridesI rode the tilt a whirl. Now worried?

About what? : Why don't you clarify your question again? What are you worried about? Are you having any concerning symptoms? Did you carry other kids to term? Were you starting to dilate at your last visit? Are you concerned you may be in labor? Ask again and we will try to help! ...Read more

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Is going on a bus journey safe during 5-6 months pregnancy?

Depends how long it : Is and how bumpy the ride will be, i allow my pts to travel up until 32 weeks gestation if they are not having any problems, u will want to stay well hydrated and stretch your legs frequently. ...Read more

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Im 32 weeks pregnant can I ride jet skis?

Strongly discourage: The national transportation safety board stated “personal watercraft have no braking mechanism. They coast to a stop, and while coasting, there is no turning ability.” tom ebro, president of aquatic risk management stated “what makes personal watercraft so ultra-dangerous is the fact that it will not steer when you suddenly have a surprise and let off the throttle.” jet skis are rudderless. ...Read more

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In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

Elevation: Elevation and shortness of breath are common enough fetus has high affinity hemoglobin and oxygenates better than you minor event probably harder on you. There is nothing wrong with slowing down your activity in an environment that can be deleterious to you health and allow you body to adjust. In. ...Read more

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Going on a short plane ride (1.5 hrs). 24 weeks into uncomplicated pregnancy. am I okay to fly?

Going on a short plane ride (1.5 hrs). 24 weeks into uncomplicated pregnancy. am I okay to fly?

Most likely: I don't know all of your health history, so I can't say with 100% confidence. In general though a short plane ride isn't an issue for most pregnant women, though there may be a few exceptions. ...Read more

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Ok to mow grass on riding lawn mower while pregnant?

Ok to mow grass on riding lawn mower while pregnant?

Mowing in pregnancy: Activity during pregnancy should be determined on an individual basis with a woman and her doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to ride jet skis during early pregnancy?

Is it bad to ride jet skis during early pregnancy?

Would avoid jet skis: All 3 trimesters due to design flaw in them which can markedly increase risk of injuries. ...Read more

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Went on a 22 hour fishing trip on ocean,was very sea sick the entire time, vomiting and dry heaving. Trip was sat-Sunday. I still feel dizzy. Normal?

Went on a 22 hour fishing trip on ocean,was very sea sick the entire time, vomiting and dry heaving. Trip was sat-Sunday. I still feel dizzy. Normal?

Could be: Some people develop motion sickness, but considering it is Tuesday and Sunday was the trip it should be evaluated. Vertigo is a dizzy, spinning , drunk like situation that could have happened on the boat trip. Due to persistent symptoms it would be prudent to see your doctor for full check up and assessment. If your doctor is unavailable and urgent care or emergency room visit is suggested. ...Read more

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If im 6 months pregnant can I ride any rides at the fair?

I would suggest: Gentle rides that are not high velocity, non -impact, that don't spin you upside down. Would approach with common sense- regarding potential for injury. Congratulations & take care. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to ride the lawn mower?

Hello. I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to ride the lawn mower?

Usually: In general its ok to ride a mower as long as it doesn't make you have contractions. Just make sure you are well-hydrated, don't get too hot sunburned and it should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel by bus ( 5-7hrs) while pregnant 6 weeks?

Is it safe to travel by bus ( 5-7hrs) while pregnant 6 weeks?

Yes : Traveling is safe. Due to the increased risk of blood clots with pregnancy, you should stand and stretch every one and a half to two hours. Stretch your legs and tighten your calves to help move blood from your legs to your pelvis. This can help decrease your risks of getting blood clots. If the bus stops, get out and walk around to help circulate your blood as well. ...Read more

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