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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 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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I'm going to thorpe park , and I have a pulse between 100-125, would it still be safe for me to go on a roller coaster?

I'm going to thorpe park , and I have a pulse between 100-125, would it still be safe for me to go on a roller coaster?

Treat your heartrate: I would not let you go anywhere untill your hart rate is controlled. Not even for a bus ride :) you have graves disease, your fast heart rate is likely related to the thyroid disease. See your doctor and lket him take care of you first. After you can go and enjoy the ride. ...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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If I have been treated for WPW is it safe to ride a roller coaster?

If I have been treated for WPW is it safe to ride a roller coaster?

Yes: In general, if you have been successfully treated for WPW (usually with a procedure called an ablation) it is safe to ride roller coasters and other thrill rides. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride at a water park at 8 weeks pregnant ? ....what about a roller coaster ? ...I know it sounds foolish but I'm curious

Is it safe to ride at a water park at 8 weeks pregnant ? ....what about a roller coaster ? ...I know it sounds foolish but I'm curious

Maybe not...: You should avoid any water activity where high speed water would be directed into the vagina because it can enter the uterus under pressure. This would be water-skiing, long water slides, cannon balls, etc. Swimming is ok. Roller Coasters are not recommended. Most amusement parks will have a sign at the ride that advises pregnant women not to go on certain rides due to high g forces. ...Read more

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Should i go on a roller coaster with asthma?

Should i go on a roller coaster with asthma?

Probably: Those asthmatics who trigger an attack through extreme emotions may want to think this over before the ride. Otherwise, enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to go on a roller coaster after i pull my tooth?

Is it possible for me to go on a roller coaster after i pull my tooth?

Not indicated: The violent motion can dislodge the blood clot of the extraction site with the possibility of new and more bleeding. ...Read more

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Will it be a problem if I go on a roller coaster with a degenerative disk disease?

Will it be a problem if I go on a roller coaster with a degenerative disk disease?

Possibly.: Roller coasters by their very nature are fast, and move violently placing high levels of stress on the muscles and joints of the body. If you have significant degenerative disease riding a roller coaster could cause damage and lead to sore, painful back. Recommend that you speak with your physician and if needed seek out a evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon to see what their opinion is. ...Read more