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Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Yes: Boats are safe if you take precautions. Be sure to wear a life preserver while you are the boat and stay safe. You may have more motion sickness while pregnant but it is okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or use an accupressure band for the nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hello.Im 25 weeks pregnant and got invited to go boating. It's a 52ft yacht,the cruise will take up to 4h.Is it safe do it? Than You Aneta.

Hello.Im 25 weeks pregnant and  got invited to go boating. It's a 52ft yacht,the cruise will take up to 4h.Is it safe do it? Than You Aneta.

Its safe: It should be safe to take a ride in a 52 foot yacht while you are pregnant at 25 weeks. The major danger to your pregnancy on such a trip would be too much alcohol and the company you keep. Sounds fun! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman go on a boat?

Can a pregnant woman go on a boat?

Yes: A pregnant woman can go on a boat. If it is small she should wear a life preserver. If there are rough seas or there will be a lot of pounding (i.e. High speed boat) then it would be better to avoid the boat ride. If she is already suffering from morning sickness, a boat ride might exacerbate this. ...Read more

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Can pregnant people do bumper boat rides?

Can pregnant people do bumper boat rides?

Would not : Engage in an activity which is designed to jolt the participants. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I'm planing to travel to maldives island I will be 28 weeks of pregnancy by plane and also fast boat,, I want to know is it risky ??

I'm pregnant and I'm planing to travel to maldives island I will be 28 weeks of pregnancy by plane and also fast boat,, I want to know is it risky ??

No: Commercial air and boat travel during pregnancy is considered safe for women who have healthy pregnancies. Still, it's best to check with your Ob. If your pregnancy is considered high risk or you're at risk of preterm labor, your Ob might restrict travel. 28 weeks is a time when the risk of pre-term labor is low, so you are probably safe. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Have a great time! ...Read more

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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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I am 18 weeks pregnant and was out on a boat for 5 hrs. The temperature outside was 102 degrees. I felt fine but is there any risk to the baby?

I am 18 weeks pregnant and was out on a boat for 5 hrs. The temperature outside was 102 degrees.  I felt fine but is there any risk to the baby?

Hyperthermia, dehydr: Hyperthermia and dehydration could affect you fetus in a permanent and temporary sense, respectively. I would strongly recommend avoiding exposure to such punishing weather for any amount of time during pregnancy! maintaining normothermia and good hydration are essential to a good pregnancy outcome. Stay in air-conditioned spaces while pregnant! ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on water slides while pregnant?

Pregnancy and Water: I have not seen any risk from water slides except the risk of injury from taking chances. This would apply even if you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a plane while pregnant? If yes until what month?

Is it safe to go on a plane while pregnant? If yes until what month?

Yes. last month.: Unless prohibited by your OB doc plane travel is safe up until near delivery. Airlines define this differently but generally about 1 month prior to delivery requires a permission slip. If you are a high risk pregnancy you should stay on the ground. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant?

Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant?

Don't Do It!!: The decelerating forces and sudden drops are enough to cause ligament trauma, pelvic pressure/pain, & worst of all - placental separation which is very dangerous (abruption). It's best to avoid roller-coasters during your entire pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a small roller coaster (space mountain) at five weeks pregnant since the fetus is so small and the placenta hasn't yet formed?

Is it safe to go on a small roller coaster (space mountain) at five weeks pregnant since the fetus is so small and the placenta hasn't yet formed?

Fetus at Space mtn.: Really, you would jeopardize a 9 month viable pregnancy over a 3 minute roller coaster ride? The amusement park usually posts a sign that says that they are not responsible for pregnant women should there be an adverse occurrence. Take a hint, not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant? If I take precautions such as possibly putting something soft against my abdomen will that help?

Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant? If I take precautions such as possibly putting something soft against my abdomen will that help?

Not safe: A roller coaster produces extra gravitational (G) forces on anyone who rides them. A pregnant Mom to be has no place on this device to eliminate the risk of miscarriage or pregnancy interruption. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go skating while pregnant?

Is it safe to go skating while pregnant?

Yes: Use common sense when pregnant and as long as you know how to skate, you should be fine. Avoid falling and have fun. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go scalloping while pregnant?

Not if you : Go deep or will be scuba diving. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in a hot tub while pregnant?

Ask your OB: I tell my pts no the water can be too hot which is detrimental to your fetus, u need to keep your body temp under 101. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go all day without food and water while pregnant?

Is it safe to go all day without food and water while pregnant?

No: you are not only starving yourself but you are also starving the baby ...Read more

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Is it safe to go tobogganing while pregnant.. I imagine not. But what if you did?

Is it safe to go tobogganing while pregnant.. I imagine not. But what if you did?

Nope!: Extreme sports or any activity that can predictably increase your risk of traumatic injury are contraindicated throughout pregnancy. Tobogganing is included in the forbidden activity list. Safe exercise during pregnancy includes walking, stationary bike, swimming and yoga in specialized classes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to Mexico, Tulum with my husband, If I plant to start trying to get pregnant in a year? Regarding Zika?

Is it safe to go to Mexico, Tulum with my husband, If I plant to start trying to get pregnant in a year? Regarding Zika?

Take Precautions: Coastal areas like Tulum will have a higher likelihood of Zika Mosquitoes then higher elevations (>6500 feet above sea level). CDC recommends taking precautions while in Mexico to reduce exposure. I would recommend avoiding the jungle areas and wearing repellent at all times. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to a rock concert at 8 months pregnant? Will the noise harm my baby? We will be sitting- not standing. Thanks!

Is it safe to go to a rock concert at 8 months pregnant? Will the noise harm my baby? We will be sitting- not standing. Thanks!

Rock Music: Loud music exposure is not harmful to the baby. Stay out of the Mosh Pit and avoid areas where you could get pushed or fall. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

No mosh pit: I assume you are worried about the effect of loud sounds. This will be fine during pregnancy. The baby is well protected. I would make sure you are standing or sitting in a safe area. Stand away from crowds who are pushing and getting wild where you might fall or get knocked around. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Yes: Your body will let you know if you have been in too long but a short dip might be exhilarating. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

No: Any activity that has a high potential to fall is generally not recommended during pregnancy. After about 12 weeks the uterus is no longer protected by the bony pelvis and a fall could cause pregnancy loss or preterm labor. ...Read more