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Can I Go On The Bumper Cars While Pregnant
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
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
We were travelled today by car with my wife who has 19wk pregnant, but my car jerks heavily when it goes around on dig. Is it cause anything to mybaby?
I am 12 wks and 2days pregnant and my baby is growing normally but the sac is too small I was in a car wreck when I was about two weeks is this why?
We have a burnout comp coming up next month and I just found out I'm pregnant very early. Is it safe for me to go? I usually drive the car too.
Yes: Certainly you can go, just limit your exposure as much as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I will be 10 weeks pregnant on thursday. Leaving out to go to a vacation in fl. I get car sick easily now. What can I take to help with the sickness?
Phenergan (promethazine): Several well tolerated and safe profile meds are availble. ...Read more
Being pregnant: Most likely none.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you travel 8 hours in car (363miles) when you aware early pregnancy and have had 5 miscarriages in the past?
No: Not a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes. Take frequnt walking breaks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a 30 min bumpy car ride for a pregnant woman be bad? As in would it possibly cause the onset of labor due to bumpiness?
Premature labour: Extremely unlikely that a bumpy car ride could precipitate premature labour. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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