Pregnant women not allowed around loud music?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 # 7
412 posts
Helper bee

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
560 posts
Busy bee

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
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 Maid/Matron of Honor 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
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
4278 posts
Honey bee
  • 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.

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