Post # 1
My sister is my MOH & is currently 17 weeks pregnant & will be roughly 22 weeks pregnant at the time of my bachelorette party. She will be 24 weeks at my wedding. She was telling me today how someone told her to avoid loud music while pregnant & it could damage the babys ears, etc, etc.
Any advice? She said she would go to dinner with us for the bachelorette & then chill in a lounge with lighter music and go home when we decide to hit the nightclubs… but Im worried about my wedding and the loud music? I want her to be included on my big day but not hurt the baby.
Post # 2
She doesn’t need to worry – honestly, she might want to head home earlier just from being tired, but the music shouldn’t be a problem, and there’s no need to worry about the noise at your wedding. The baby is super-well protected inside her uterus; even noises that are very loud to us are muffled for the baby. The only real concern is extended exposure to loud noise, like if she worked in a loud factory and was exposed 8 hours per day on a regular basis – this could lead to hearing loss for the baby. See below links if you want more info:
Post # 3
The loud music at a club shouldn’t be a problem, but I can totally understand her not wanting to go to a club at 22 weeks pregnant. If I were you, I would let her make that call and support her decision.
Post # 4
I agree with SadieBee.
I went to a couple of concerts while 18w pregnant, went to a wrestling event with loud pyro at 23w. I also put headphones on my belly for baby to listen to music. My DD’s ears are just fine 🙂
Post # 5
I’m a speech and hearing science major and while loud noise is never recommended for anyone, it’s likely not going to affect baby’s hearing being surrounded by fluid inside the womb. Even though babies can hear very early on, it’s just muffled noise. I hate nightclub music pregnant or not so I def. don’t blame her for not wanting to go to the club!
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! Before my sister was pregnant she was a big beer/wine drinker and loved going to bars occasionally, so its nothing out of her element — but she just wants to confirm with her Doc that it wont hurt the baby. I just want to make sure she can have fun at our wedding without worrying about the DJ playing music, the bachelorette isnt a huge thing im worried about.
Post # 7
I like bars and beer too. I like drinking it at least when im not pregnant. Watching other people drink while i have water and pee every 20 mins? That sucks. However weddings are totally different. Lots of talking, cake, its more likely that she will have fun. Also at my sisters wedding they had a changing room with bathroom for the wedding party. Bathroom access is important to many of us depending on how its going. That might just depend on the woman. It is to me since i have to go often.
Post # 8
When you think about the sounds that the baby is hearing daily, I am pretty sure he/she can handle a few hours of music drowned out by amniotic fluid…at least I hope so because I have been hammering/drilling, etc inches from his head every weekend.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
If your wedding music is so loud that there’s a risk of hurting an unborn baby’s ears (which, by the way, I have never heard of before)… it needs to be turned down!
Post # 10
She should ask her doctor instead of going by hearsay.
I was six months pregnant with my daughter when I was front row at a concert right next to the speakers and she was perfectly healthy when she was born even though the bass vibrated throughout my whole body for six hours.
This pregnancy there id a metal rock festival next weekend, I will be 37 weeks pregnant and its a two day event. I asked my OB if it would be safe to go and he saw no problem in it so long as I wasn’t having any labor signs.
She may just not feel up to going but the noise level shouldn’t be a problem
Post # 11
I’ve never heard of this before. In fact, my mother played music next to her bump when she was pregnant with me (granted it was Mozart, but still). If she doesn’t feel up to going to a nightclub in her ‘condition’, that’s another reason altogether (which I would understand).
Post # 12
The amniotic sac muffles alot of what baby hears. They can certainly hear what we hear, but at a lower decible. My sister bought me Justin Timberlake tickets for my birthday, and while at a routine checkup with my OB I mentioned concerns about the noise for baby. OB said the real concern comes from someone who is subjected to loud noise on a daily basis, not a 1-2 time occurence during pregnancy. I think your sister will be fine, but I can totally understand not wanting to hit up a club, I see that as a bigger risk. People can get rather pushy and rowdy at times, she may slip on a spilt drink or something, I would avoid the club too, and I am. I am the MOH for my best friends wedding the end of June, but her bachelorette is May 12th. There’s dinner and then clubbing, but I will 36 weeks pregnant by that point, not comfortable going at all, not to mention I would just fall asleep in the booth anyways lol.
Post # 14
I saw a pregnant woman at a Tool concert once. I think if you can be pregnant at a very loud rock concert and not harm the baby, you can be pregnant and be at a club for a few hours.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I was seven months pregnant at a hockey game! Those get LOUD!
I find myself avoiding prolongued loud music/noises though because I found the vibrations were making me nauseous…but that was my issue and nothing to do with the baby.