(Closed) rollercoaters and early pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve heard it’s best for pregnant women to avoid anything that gets their heart rate up (scary movies, etc) though I’m not sure why (doesn’t exercise do the same thing?) I would ask your OB as they all seem to have different opinions. 

Post # 4
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This struck pretty close to home for me, since husband and I just got back from FL in Feb and found out I was 6 weeks pregnant. Honestly, as thrilled as I was to find out I was pregnant, I would not recommend trying to conceive shortly before you are planning a vacation. I had cramps every day, certain foods made me sick, and I could not sleep through the night. Looking back, some memories of that vacation are ruined by how out of it I felt at the time.

Also, I didn’t know at the time, so I went ahead and drank beer, sat in hot tubs, and rode roller coasters (which, by the way there are signs posted next to every roller coaster I saw saying pregnant women shouldn’t ride). The doctor assured me the baby should be fine, but I’ll tell you, when I got off that last roller coaster, I felt like crap for the rest of the day.

If you’re planning on waiting until Aug/Sept anyways, I’d push it back just until you are either on vacation or leaving shortly. You never know how quick it will be or how your body will react and you don’t want to ruin your vacation.

Post # 5
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010



I actually had a work trip planned to Disney prior to knowing I was pregnant. I found out 2 weeks before so I didn’t ride any of the big rides. Each ride is labeled safe or not for expecting mothers. Unfortunatley, it is all the fun ones 🙁

I let my husband go on with the fast pass and I just waited for him at the end. Wasn’t as much fun, but I didn’t want to take any chances. it is my first.

Post # 6
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am not yet TTC, but having made several trips to Disney and having just got back from a trip there in February, I would hold off on TTC until after your trip.  Some of the best rides are very jerky.  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is my FAVORITE and not only are there a lot of sharp turns, but at the end when you come back into the station, the entire train jerks to a stop and you will get jostled forward.  Also, I had a friend who rode a roller coaster at a local amusement park, despite the fact that she was pregnant and we told her she shouldn’t.  When the ride came to a stop, the lap bar hit her directly in the stomach.  She miscarried a short while later, and I always wondered if that wasn’t why.  Not worth it, if you ask me.


Post # 7
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I would either wait or don’t ride certain rides. It’s just not worth the risk.

Post # 8
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with the others that since you have a vacation planned that is shortly after your original TTC date that you should wait until after your vacation. I was VERY early in my pregnancy (I didn’t even know I was pregnant) when I went to a large amusement park with a group of family and friends. I used to be a rollercoaster fanatic but was throwing up after riding what was a fairly mild coaster. It didn’t affect my pregnancy but I sure was miserable lol

Post # 9
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my friends went of the pill shortly before going to Disney. She wasn’t necessarily TTC but wasn’t not trying not to. Well she went to Disney and when she got back she found out she was pregnant. Her baby was born perfectly healthy and there were no complications. However I know if it were me I would be too afraid consciously knowing that there could e a chance I was pregnant. I am going off the pill in October and going to Italy in November, we have decided to use backup until we returned. I want to be able to drink the wine and eat the food without worrying.

Post # 11
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I always wondered this.  Thanks for posting. Lol!

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