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Can I watch scary movies while pregnant?

Can I watch scary movies while pregnant?

Why?: I don't think scary movies are of any good whatsoever. More and more people come with complaints of nightmares, insomnia and phobias as a result of exposure to scary movies. Remember, it is not just you now, it is also your baby is exposed to what you are exposed. He/she doesn't need excessive epinephrine. If you were not you little kids watch them, why would you do that to your fetus?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Can I watch scary movies while pregnant, I've heard it's not recommended. I'm currently 24 weeks?

Can I watch scary movies while pregnant, I've heard it's not recommended. I'm currently 24 weeks?

Probably correct: Scary experiences by a pregnant woman & by anyone, is probably counterproductive. Pregnant mother's thoughts likely arouse physiological responses to fear & high tides of hormones not conducive to feelings of comfort and joy; for mother or child. One of the secrets of life is that our thoughts generate our reality. Seek love and avoid fear (fearful thoughts).

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Can you watch scary movies while pregnant?

Yes: The interesting range of emotions, fear, generated as you view a movie will produce some hormonal changes in your body & those will be part of babies environment. There is no evidence that this produces anything worst than your bodies response to the stresses of daily living.

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Is it bad to watch scary movie during pregnancy?

Is it bad to watch scary movie during pregnancy?

Largely unknown: Aside from the anecdotal "born with hair-raised straight up after Psycho while pregnant", not too damaging. However, your adrenaline levels will be experienced by your developing fetus. It is not really known what effects such things have on a baby. It is best to reduce stress and remain as calm as possible, but epinephrine will also rise during exercise, too.

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to watch scary movies?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to watch scary movies?

??: Depends on the person, if it frightens you and you don't enjoy it, don't watch them. But if they thrill you and you enjoy them - no harm done. Have fun!

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I like watching horror movies, my friends they say it' s not good to watch movies like this when you are pregnant. Is that true?

It is fine: If you enjoy horror films I can't imagine why you should avoid them when pregnant, as long as you avoid physical contact with zombies.

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting.

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Are scary movies bad when pregnant?

I wouldn't watch: Them if you feel upset by it. I don't watch any horror movies because I don't like feeling upset or scared.

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Should pregnant women watch horror movies?

Should pregnant women watch horror movies?

Depends on you!: Some women enjoy horror movies, and for those women I think it is fine to watch horror movies while they are pregnant. Other women get bothered by horror movies, so those bothered by them shouldn't watch them. Not because it would cause a pregnancy problem but because it would be stressful. Also some pregnant women find they don't want to see movies with pregnant women with problems.

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Is a scary movie bad for a pregnant woman?

Ok, this a shrink: Answering your question. Others may not agree but I don't think getting hyper ; terrified is particularly good for anyone. Why upset yourself- especially if you are pregnant? I found myself more emotional and upset by gross things when I was pregnant.

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I'm pregnant. Is it safe to watch movies at theaters? It gets pretty loud, especially action movies. Last time baby kicked hard when I went. Safe?

I'm pregnant. Is it safe to watch movies at theaters? It gets pretty loud, especially action movies. Last time baby kicked hard when I went. Safe?

Safe!: Baby is underwater in mommy's tummy and the loud noises from the movies will be quite muffled. Watching action movies in a theater will not harm the baby. The noise and activity might wake the baby up so that you feel kicking but this is not a bad thing. Best wishes!

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Iam 27 yrs old and iam 16 wks pregnant. Is it ok to watch movies in the theatre? Some say it's not good for foetus to expose to loud noises....

Iam 27 yrs old and iam 16 wks pregnant. Is it ok to watch movies in the theatre? Some say it's not good for foetus to expose to loud noises....

Not a known problem: The baby fetus is "under water", so all sounds are muffled. Watching loud movies should be ok, but if worried, one can watch the quieter movies now, and save the louder ones for next year.

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I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant. I want to watch this horror movie in theater but I've heard its harmful for the baby to feel anxiety and fear. Is it?

I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant. I want to watch this horror movie in theater but I've heard its harmful for the baby to feel anxiety and fear. Is it?

If you are not: Afraid then you have nothing to worry about. Extreme trauma or stress can take a toll on a pregnancy but watching a horror movie that you want to watch and that you can leave at any time hardly counts as trauma.

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What to be watching? I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant and have thinned out. Dilated to two and have been told I could go anytime. I have scare tissue on my cervix from previous procedures and am told that is the only thing holding back the dilation. I

What to be watching? I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant and have thinned out. Dilated to two and have been told I could go anytime. I have scare tissue on my cervix from previous procedures and am told that is the only thing holding back the dilation. I

Sometimes: Sometimes it can be very difficult to know the difference between urine leakage and amniotic fluid at the end of pregnancy - often the only way we can tell is to look at the fluid under the microscope. Because you are 36 weeks and have been having contractions, you should give your ob/gyn doctor a call. They may either want to see you in the office, or may send you to the hospital to be checked. Either way, you should be checked sooner rather than later. Congratulations!

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How to get pregnant with videos -- he likes to watch?

How to get pregnant with videos -- he likes to watch?

No guarantees: Some tips: have sex with your man mid-cycle. Empty your bladder before sex and elevate your hips slightly on a pillow during sex. Lie on your back for sex and stay there for at least 10 minutes after ejaculation. Make sure you don't have any vaginal infections. Watch for signs of ovulation (a mucusy discharge with the consistency of egg white). That's the night to make the candlelight dinner!

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Once I get pregnant, when do I need to start watching my diet?

Once I get pregnant, when do I need to start watching my diet?

Yes, stops wt gain: You should be watching your diet even before you get pregnant regarding your weight and eating healthy foods, avoiding sugars, fast food etc. Once pregnant the goal is to eat healthy esp. Proteins, fruits and vegetables and not gain too much, but its not the time for weight loss or dieting.

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