Riding with baby

Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:36 AM
Hi, I have a ? My bestest fiend in the whole wide world is three months with child. Is it safe for her to ride X, or any of the rides at MAgic Mountain. I searched the site and found no info on the restrictions. Thanks

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:42 AM
A pregnant woman shouldn't ride any of the rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain. I've never been there, but I do know that amusements rides are not for those who are pregnant.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:44 AM
I definitely wouldn't take the risk even at three months, especially on a ride like X. She could still go with you and you guys can have fun talking and walking around the park. I'm sure there are enough beautiful things to look at while at the Mountain besides riding and friends can really boost any day at a park. My friend was told not to even ride kiddie rides other than the carousel when she was pregnant.

Hope that helps!

-Danny

*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 12/26/2002. ***

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:45 AM
Most parks have fun and safety guidelines. These should be posted in front of the line. Anyway, one of them is you shouldnt ride while pregnant. I stand by those things 100%

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111 SOB laps, and wishing the park was still open

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:45 AM

She should definatly not ride X, or any other ride at Magic Mountain, except for a merry-go-round or other very gentle ride. Sorry.

--Ryan

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:53 AM
Thanks for bringing us back to terra firma....Its like we knew, but we wanted re-affirmation. We have been planning this for months.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:55 AM
Yeah.. the restraints on most coasters might jab the pregnant woman in the stomach and cause harm to the baby. Also, some retraints may not be able to fully work with a huge stomach sticking out.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:29 AM

A woman who is 3 months pregnant wouldn't even be showing yet, much less have a "huge stomach sticking out." Regardless, she shouldn't ride, especially if it's her first pregnancy.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:11 AM

Mark,

First, second or tenth pregnancy - it wouldn't make a difference. The fetus (and it's placental attachment) can be affected by sudden movements, G-forces and pressure exerted by the restraints the same way.

If there was a way to keep pregnant women out of vehicles (which would never actually happen in today's society), doctors would try to restrict that as well due to the fact that so many miscarriages occur from car accidents. But it travel by car is deemed necessary while riding thrill rides is not.

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:21 AM

I know from experience..... My wife was pregnant with our 3rd child (we didn't know at the time), and we were at Busch Gardens riding Drachen Fire all day (as it had just opened). We didn't experience any problems during the pregnancy, but at the time of delivery, the doctors found out that the placenta had abrupted, probably due to the forces that the coaster had created in the early stages of the pregnancy. It had, fortunately, remained intact until just prior to the actual birth, but now had torn, and required immediate birthing. In a few moments, my daughter would be drowning in the blood supply that had kept her alive, unless she was out immediately. She was birthed quickly, and she did survive, but it was terribly traumatic on her, her mother, and myself.

Do not ride a coaster while pregnant. It is a pretty powerful and, obviously, potential lethal (and unwanted) form of birth control. It is also more dangerous in the first trimester than any other time in development.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:24 AM
I didn't mean that is was ok to do it with your 10th child, redman, just that it's even more irresponsible with your first. It's absolutely not a good idea, under any circumstances.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:41 AM
I know the michael Jackson coaster at( Phantasialand ) , you can dangle the baby out the side of the car while rideing......

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*** This post was edited by Dennis on 12/26/2002. ***

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:59 AM

Whoops, my bad. I just read what I posted, and no I'm not an idiot. I know a baby isn't in the stomach! I meant maybe if by that time the womb is larger than normal, the restraints might put pressure on that area. Sorry, I've been sick today. Ignore my ignorance.

I didn't catch that "three months pregnant" part either in the post.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 10:13 AM
I didn't mean to argue with you, Mark, I just wasn't clear on your statement "especially if it's her first pregnancy".

Side topic - Besides, irresponsible is irresponsible whether it's the first time or the 999th time. There's nothing that pisses me off more than when I read a news story in the paper of a drunk driver getting in an accident and killing someone and there's a statement like, "I didn't have that much to drink...I have had more to drink on other occasions and did not gotten in an accident."

[stepping off soapbox]

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

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