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  • [Question] Rides and pregnant women

    Are there any rides that shouldn't be ridden while pregnant? I don't mean that far along, possibly 1-2 months along? I figured that most rides would be ok but I figured that I would ask here. Also, what about the rides at SeaWorld? My wife is a roller coaster junkie but I want to make sure it's safe in the case that she is pregnant.

    Thanks for any input.

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    I'd stay away from anything rough... I'm in the same boat, congratulations.
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    • #3
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      I wouldn't do any coaster, particularly RRC & Everest. Also wouldn't do Mission Space or TOT. Sure, you might be safe, but is it worth the chace??

      My pregnant wife rode everything except the coasters, Test Track, TOT, Mission Space, and Splash. I don't think SPlash would be anything, but again, better safe than sorry. I do know a guy who had a wife not know she was pregnant and go on some extreme, rough coasters over and over (they were enthusiasts)....had a terrible pregnancy with serious threat to the baby the Dr. blamed on all the coaster riding. It could have been unrelated, but who knows?
      Last edited by Peabody; 08-16-2008, 01:22 PM.

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      • #4
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        There are a lot of signs on the various attractions warning pregnant women not to ride, I would suggest avoiding anything too wild like the coasters and TOT etc AND ESPECIALLY anything that may cause motion sickness... No teacups or Mission Space Orange, for some reason pregnant women seem to be more suceptible to motion sickness than they normally are when they are not pregnat so don't push her and you'll be fine.

        My wife and I did a sea/land Vacation when she was pregnant with our daughter and we found we could ride almost everything she wanted , and a few of the ones that had warnings we decided might be ok, for example Kilimanjaro Safari has a warning but quite frankly the potholes around where we live where a lot more violent on my car than the dirt roads are on that atrtraction. Use your best judgement, talk to her doctor and your disney travel planner (if you have one) and don't be afraid to ask a Castmember BEFORE you get in line, nothing is more aggrevating than waiting in line over an hour in the heat just to see a sign posted right before the loading area warning pregnat women not to ride... (again Kilimanjaro Safari...) So just take it easy and let her set the pace and decide what she feels comfortable riding and you'll be fine. We had a wonderful time when she was pregnat with our daughter at WDW, the sea potion on the otherhand... well there's that whole motion sickness while pregant thing trust me it's not pretty...
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        • #5
          Re: Rides and pregnant women

          Any ride that says "expectant mothers should not ride".

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          • #6
            Re: Rides and pregnant women

            Heed the advice of the signs at each ride. They are there for a reason - ( protecting Disney as much as a pregnant lady). Some rides can really shake you around and mess up your head. The baby is far more important than any thrill ride.
            Last edited by geoffa; 08-16-2008, 02:42 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: Rides and pregnant women

              ...do not mix, period. Taking a little break from attractions for the health of the mother and baby is a small price to pay combined to all the years ahead of the mother, baby and family.

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              • #8
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                I wouldn't risk it. If it says no expectant mothers...she shoud not ride. Also...have her take a test just to be sure.
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                • #9
                  Re: Rides and pregnant women

                  Be careful, my wife is about 1.5-2 months into hers and just opening her eyes in the morning makes her sick... I bet the peoplemover would make her puke right now.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Rides and pregnant women

                    I guess that a lot of attractions could technically pose problems. I would assume that ISAW wouldn't do much harm. Although, I suppose boats could bump into each other... Even the drop on PoTC could be dangerous. The smells on Journey to Imagination with Figment could make her sick! Also, if a ride ends up having to be evacuated, your wife might have to walk a long way.

                    ...Maybe it's best just to stick to shows that you absolutely know are safe. :thumbup:

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                    • #11
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                      Avoid Mission Space. Avoid anything that goes upside down.

                      We were a little more daring I guess. Our son rode Space Mountain (DLR, *not* the rattlerattlebangbang baby-shakin' WDW variant) before he was even born and turned out fine, though he didn't want to even try a coaster until he was 15. Wonder if it was that traumatic?

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