370.8 #22 (WDW Qual #1508

Jun 20, 2011 9:15 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Going to DL on Saturday with a friend who hasn't been in 15 years!! I've been reading around on the internet, and I have seen some conflicting info, so curious what MWers think- Splash Mtn while 18 wks pregnant- ok or no?

I wouldn't, but that's me. Been pregnant three times and never once wanted to risk riding it. I know some who have though. - Krissy Marissy  411.2 #541 9:16PM
I would say NO, just to be safe. - DoleWhipComa  17.0 #8011 9:17PM
I wouldn't risk it - ERICKA  491.5 #433 9:17PM
Not recommend!!! Enjoy your visit!! - Katrayher  781.0 #239 9:18PM
ASK YOUR DOCTOR!!  - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 9:19PM
I would err on the side of caution- no. I would hate to risk something as precious as that on a ride! - Boundin  712.2 #272 9:20PM
This question was asked by someone a couple days ago and it got kinda ugly...both sides have strong arguments...best advice..ask your doctor and know your own body. :0) hope that helps... - iyuzMickey  515.9 #406 9:20PM
She told me not to do anything jostle-y, but I can't remember if it's a rough ride or not, I haven't been on it since before the refurb - TickledTink  370.8 #22 9:21PM
Yeah ask your doctor! - calidream1  398.0 #566 9:24PM
Think it's a no no... - TangledGrL  6.6 #14783 9:28PM
I'm only 17 but mom had 3 kids after me... Id say don't risk it. Havn't riden since they redid the ride, but I know that last drop used to be pretty rough, even more so if she isn't used to it so she doesn't know the best way to brace herself. The ride will still be around after the baby is born :) - LadyLixxy  12.5 #9572 9:31PM
Please ask your doctor - cyndaws  258.0 #1274 9:31PM
I second what Boundin said. - DisneyGirl72  19.8 #7374 9:35PM
Depends on your DRs definition of jostle. I hate that ride lol! So i say no pregnant or Not. Hee hee - Mrsblue  693.1 #285 9:35PM
As a mama, I say no. Stick to Small World ;D - misschurro  6362.5 #17 9:41PM
While i was prego and went to Disneyland, I only rode the rides/attractions that didn't have height requirements. I figured if a baby can't ride it then a prego shouldn't either. But that's just me and everyone is different - brodysmommy  430.9 #508 9:43PM
Does anyone know if TLM would be ok in this situation. - Buzz805  73.2 #4085 9:44PM
Better to be on the safe side, is my thoughts  - smilinbeckett  103.1 #3547 9:45PM
My mom rode the Matterhorn 9 months pregnant with me... But she's also nuts... Lol (and it was 1965) I've had 3 and I would go with all the no's. Have fun - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 9:46PM
The Little Mermaid should be fine. I just took my one-year-old son on it and I've seen plenty of people bring their infants. Also, my wife is 7-mo pregnant and she was fine with the ride. - MickeyMax  16.9 #8045 9:46PM
I say no....but then again I am not a doctor - MiriamP  153.6 #2659 9:46PM
Would not ride. Just to be on the safe side . - MWchild  24.6 #6600 9:48PM
On TLM are there any drops or Sharp turns? Why would this not be safe? - Buzz805  73.2 #4085 9:51PM
TLM is a family dark ride. Like Mansion. You ride doom buggies. - swingingwake  217.9 #1763 9:58PM
Just went on TLM today for the first time. It was very smooth like HM - indyRocks  373.7 #609 10:04PM
I rode SM when my sister was pregnant and was glad she didn't ride it. It was bumpier than I had remembered. Hope it helps! - Katya75  321.3 #798 10:44PM
Call your Dr. ;) that's the best advice! - TandAlly  213.5 #1825 10:46PM
I am a Labor and Delivery nurse and worked with high risk OB patients for a few years. The problem with getting on a bumpy ride is that it can't be guaranteed that nothing will happen. There are a few things that can go wrong... Preterm labor, bleeding, rupture of membranes and placental abruption. I could spend a whole hour explaining in laymen terms but I will only explain the latter. The placenta can abrupt (tear away from the uterus) in a small area or in the worse case scenario, completely. If it tears in a small area, it will cause bleeding and could cause contractions. It can complicate the pregnancy and force the woman to be on strict preterm labor precautions (anything from hospitalization, strict bedrest, no sex for the remainder of the pregnancy, etc). It can even cause preterm delivery, which at 18 weeks, the baby will not survive cause its simply not viable, the lungs are only buds, baby would not even survive the labor due to its extremely fragile skin. If the placenta tears completely, which is probably a very slim risk (but not completely guaranteed it won't happen), both mother and baby would not survive. Don't take a chance. - PirateJedsMommy  173.0 #2356 3:11AM
 that's very good info! I am 29 weeks and just got back from the parks. Didn't chance any crazy rides but I never knew exactly what the risks were thanks! - TK  138.6 #2907 5:31AM
I'm just curious, I know pregnant ladies can ride little rides, snow white etc... but doesn't the lap bar hit the tummy? - SillyBelle  253.6 #1316 5:35AM
I wouldn't risk it - Splashmountgirl  337.1 #717 6:05AM
I rode Indy at 6 months and my boy is fine. Now that I'm preg with #4 we will see which rides I go on. As of right now I still do everything. (I'm only 6 weeks along) - Arielkitten13  287.5 #990 6:21AM
I wouldn't risk it. I've been regnant the last 3 times we've been to DL and I can't wait to be able to ride again! - anirahc  5.4 #17651 6:33AM
For the safety of the baby and you I would not recommend getting on. The ride will be there after your baby is born for you to enjoy but it is not worth the complications that may occur. You do not want that lil angel coming before the due date. - thestalkerNIN  362.4 #636 7:32AM
Do not ride unless your doctor says it's okay. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:35AM
Your body, Your baby, Your decision. I wouldn't personally cus i'm paranoid. - Knik  456.6 #478 7:39AM
Last summer I just rode everything without a height restriction. The lap bars were fine and never bothered me until late july when I was 8 1/2 months and getting big lol drink lots of water and just enjoy the day :-) - Krissy Marissy  411.2 #541 8:14AM
I wouldn't risk it, #justsayin... =) - SJCSharkie  315.5 #822 8:16AM
It says right on the sign "Do not ride if pregnant" I'm surprised so many do anyways with all the possible risks. Stick to attractions with no height requirement. - Nicole  380.2 #590 8:28AM

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