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Doctor insights on: Can I Go On Roller Coasters When Pregnant

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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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When i go on roller coasters it hurts my chest. Physical pain not fear. What is that? I used to love roller coasters

G Force: I agree w/ dr. Ibrahim, but could also be g forces. When there is rapid descent of the coaster, the abdominal organs will shift up toward the chest and could push against the diaphragm causing a "pressure" feeling in the chest. ...Read more

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So i have hydrocephalus and i was wondering if i go on roller coasters with high g forces will it mess up my vp shunt ?

So i have hydrocephalus and i was wondering if i go on roller coasters with high g forces will it mess up my vp shunt  ?

Risky: It may be risky and not recommended, but you should discuss with the Surgeon or neurologist who follows you to get the full and definitive answer as to what they tell you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i just got my wisdom teeth extracted, can I go on roller coasters?

If i just got my wisdom teeth extracted, can I go on roller coasters?

Not right away: I would wait about one week before getting on a roller coaster. This will decrease the chances of delayed healing. ...Read more

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Would it be dangerous if i go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Would it be dangerous if i go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

What to do if i got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

Roller coasters: If you have fully recovered from your concussion, and have been checked out by your doctor, you should be able to go on a roller coaster. Speak to your doctor about the dangers of roller coasters in general and for you. ...Read more

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Found out today that I am pregnant and am going to FL next week for vacation. Is it ok to go on roller coasters/water slides at only a few days preg?

Found out today that I am pregnant and am going to FL next week for vacation. Is it ok to go on roller coasters/water slides at only a few days preg?

Use common sense: Pregnancy is not a disease and if you are a healthy woman and you have a healthy normal pregnancy, you may let your body talk to you and use your common sense to do what you feel comfortable doing safely. If you have never been on "roller coasters/waters Ides" before, it may not be wise to begin now. ...Read more

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I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

No: Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ deceleration activity that could lead to 'whiplash ' type injuries. Make sure that you have good strong neck and core muscles, this at least will decrease the probability of a musculoligamentous injury. ...Read more