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Can I go on the bumper cars while pregnant?

Can I go on the bumper cars while pregnant?

No: But ask your ob, the bumping could cause contractions or worse could cause the placenta to separate prematurely or could cause neck or back problems which can happen more often due to pregnancy, you will ahae plenty of time to do bumper cars after you ahae delivered. ...Read more

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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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Is it dangerous for me to ride the bumper cars at an amusement park when I'm pregnant?

Is it dangerous for me to ride the bumper cars at an amusement park when I'm pregnant?

Not advisable: There may not be any specific recommendations on bumper car riding while pregnant, but I am safe to assume many of the doctors would agree with me here...Not advisable. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?

Travel: There is a risk for anyone who takes a long distance car ride of developing clots in their lower extremities. I highly suggest using support / compression hose, keeping the legs elevated if possible and stopping every 2 hours to walk around. Try to massage the calf. If Sny pain a swelling is noted, stop snd head to the closest ER. Good luck & safe travel. Discuss this further with your OB ...Read more

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What do I need to know if I get into a car accident while pregnant?

What do I need to know if I get into a car accident while pregnant?

Report to your doc: Regardless of the trimester you are in, you should inform your OB that you were involved in a car accident. He/she will have certain tests performed to ensure that you and your baby are safe. While driving or a passenger in any motor vehicle, a seatbelt should always be worn. ...Read more

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I'm 13w2d pregnant. Had 2 misscariages (6w and 7w). can I travel (4 hours in car)?

I'm 13w2d pregnant. Had 2 misscariages (6w and 7w). can I travel (4 hours in car)?

Yes…: It is unlikely that car travel will put you at risk when you are 13w2d gestation. However, at any gestational age it is wise to not sit for prolonged periods of time. You should stop and walk around a little every 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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I'm 37w pregnant, baby hasn't dropped, no complications, is it okay if I travel by car? It'll only be a 4 hour drive and I'm not the one driving.

I'm 37w pregnant, baby hasn't dropped, no complications, is it okay if I travel by car? It'll only be a 4 hour drive and I'm not the one driving.

Maybe: Everything has a risk and a benefit. You are taking a risk going in a car, but it is good that you are not driving. If you must go, plan ahead for contingencies -- what if you get in an accident? What if you go into labor? Make sure you stay within cell phone reach. Of course it is safer if you stay put, but you may not have that option. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant but I have chlamidia I have two pills as one dose but I took one earlier and forgot the other in my sisters car can I take it tomorrow?

I'm pregnant but I have chlamidia I have two pills as one dose but I took one earlier and forgot the other in my sisters car can I take it tomorrow?

Start over tomorrow: Probably it would work if you took the second pill tomorrow. However, this has not been studied so its effectiveness can't be guaranteed. If you were my patient, I would advise starting over tomorrow -- i.e. to take the full single dose (1 gram). Call your doctor and discuss the best approach. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy and for your growing family! ...Read more

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I got in a minor car accident a couple of days ago and bc I'm pregnant the doctors won't give me back xrays. Is there any way around this?

I got in a minor car accident a couple of days ago and bc I'm pregnant the doctors won't give me back xrays. Is there any way around this?

A minor car: Accident rarely needs xrays. Doctor always have to weigh the pros and cons of any test or treatment. In your case the cons may outweigh the pros, ...Read more

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I have been freezing for past three days even in hot car with a few other symptoms the only on now is still freezing is that a sign of pregnancy?

I have been freezing for past three days even in hot car with a few other symptoms the only on now is still freezing is that a sign of pregnancy?

Guessing?: You did not provide any menstrual, sexual, or ovulatory history. Doctors never guess when it comes to pregnancy. Feeling cold is not in any way a sign of pregnancy. If your period has been missed then it is time to test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for baby at 23 wks pregnant for me to be in car mechanics place for about an hour smelling fumes, looking at what was wrong with my car?

Exposure to fumes: At 23 weeks, the fetus is formed and protected from inhalation of fumes. Your lungs filter out the fumes and unless you have experienced some symptoms yourself, it is very unlikely your baby has. Make sure you are well hydrated so any chemical byproducts can be more easily excreted through the urine. Your exposure to fumes is minimal as compared to the folks who work there. ...Read more

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I went to my friends home party which was outside of the town andonthe road was a lot of pits, car was driving bad. Couldit harmmy baby? Pregnant 16weeks

Bumps: I take it you hit a lot of potholes. Very unlikely the baby was harmed in any way. But you should probably stay out of a car that sounds like an accident waiting to happen. ...Read more

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I'm 6wks pregnant. Sat in parked car for 15 minutes today with AC on. 5 of those minutes I let the AC blow on my face. Could this have been harmful?

I'm 6wks pregnant. Sat in parked car for 15 minutes today with AC on. 5 of those minutes I let the AC blow on my face. Could this have been harmful?

No: It is not harmful in any way and in fact may have helped you. At this every stage your hemodynamics are not stressed however when you get farther along its important to remain hydrated and comfortable. Keeping your face cool in the car is fine, you won't get sick or a cold. If you did catch a cold that too is not a big deal, pregnant women get sick all the time its major illness you try to avoid ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant. Can I travel in car for 4 hours continuously?

Please don't: I betcha even if you wanted to, you are going to have to stop to pee. Regardless, you want to get out and stretch your legs every 1-1/2 hours or so. ...Read more

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I'm in my 30's & have Fibromyalgia since I was 16 following a car wreck. I wanted to know if my mom doing drugs while pregnant would cause my fibro?

I'm in my 30's & have Fibromyalgia since I was 16 following a car wreck. I wanted to know if my mom doing drugs while pregnant would cause my fibro?

Not likely: 34 yo female with fibromyalgia post-MVA questions whether mother's use of drugs during pregnancy caused her fibromyalgia. A relationship is unlikely. There is marked association of fibromyalgia & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, an inherited trait often passed from mother to daughter. Loose ligaments potentiate the delicate female pelvis to bio-mechanical injury from injurious MVA forces. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I get a fluttery feeling often could be baby movememt? And I get real bad nausas when I drive/ride in a car now what can I do?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I get a fluttery feeling often could be baby movememt? And I get real bad nausas when I drive/ride in a car now what can I do?

Too early: The baby is about the size of an ant at six weeks. Movement is felt around week 20. There are many medications available for nausea. ...Read more

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I am pregnant in the 7 month. I had a minor car accident. I feel no pain or bleeding. I can't go to hospital - far in a village. Should I be worried?

I am pregnant in the 7 month. I had a minor car accident. I feel no pain or bleeding. I can't go to hospital - far in a village. Should I be worried?

Village of bulgaria: If the accident was truly minor, why would one be asking such a question? Obviously there is some degree of concern, likley stemming from being startled. If access to a hospital is not practical, a telephone call to your doctor would be the best thing you can do to answer this question. If no blunt trauma, no abdominal pain, no bleeding, & fetal movements are normal, likely okay, but call your dr. ...Read more

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When should pregnant women stop traveling by car? I'll be 36 weeks, and we are supposed to go to a wedding 3hrs away and then drive back.

When should pregnant women stop traveling by car? I'll be 36 weeks, and we are supposed to go to a wedding 3hrs away and then drive back.

Usually ok: Its best to let your doctor answer this question because he knows your history. In general, in a healthy uncomplicated pregnancy, with no cervical dilation or contractions, its usually ok to make a 3 hour drive in the car at 36 weeks. Get out and walk for a few minutes half-way there. Have an idea where you would go if your water-bag broke as the bride was walking down the isle. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Every time I go somewhere in the car it seems like my tummy gets queasy. I am 13 weeks pregnant, is there anything else I can take for car sickness?

Every time I go somewhere in the car it seems like my tummy gets queasy. I am 13 weeks pregnant, is there anything else I can take for car sickness?

Yes: First, this symptom may get better soon as you approach the second trimester. You can take medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) but they cause significant drowsiness. Try drinking lots of water before you get in the car as dehydration makes car sickness worse. Make sure the windows are open so you get fresh air. ...Read more

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I couldn't find my car the other day. Could this be due to my pregnancy or is it a sign of alzheimer's'?

I couldn't find my car the other day. Could this be due to my pregnancy or is it a sign of alzheimer's'?

Losing the car: Forgetting where you left your car is not a sign of any illness. No cause is needed. This kind of thing is normal.

You have no need for concern. Alzheimers is especially unlikely considering your age. ...Read more

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Feel so much nauseas only when im on a car, if im driving im good but other than this is so much nauseas what can I do is anoying I am not pregnant?

Feel so much nauseas only when im on a car, if im driving im good but other than this is so much nauseas what can I do is anoying I am not pregnant?

Carsick: Sounds like some motion sickness. When you are driving you are/should be constantly moving your eyes around - looking at traffic, mirrors, speedometer etc - as a passenger you may not be doing this - your eyes tell your brain one thing and the ears (semi circular canals) tell your brain something else causing you to be sick. Try closing your eyes. It may help if not see your doctor. ...Read more