1st Trimester

two stupid questions

I've been cramping on and off all day. Is that normal?

There is a carnival down the street. It says no pregnant women, but I'm barely pregnant and I would've gone on the rides if I hadn't gotten the bfp. How bad is it if I go and ride a few of them, like the ferris wheel, or the tornado ... or the bumper cars? That warning is to stop women from causing brain damage to their fetus, right? I'm OK at four weeks ... right?


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  • Cramping is normal. I'd be comfortable riding a ferris wheel, but that's about it.

     

  • Cramping is normal they say.  Ferris wheel is fine.  Bumper cars not so much if you want to stay pregnant.

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  • I just have to ask.... are you saying that because you are only 4 weeks, you cannot cause brain damage to your child, and therefore it is safe to participate in the rides at the fair?

    Just wanting to clarify before I answer the question.

  • The reason for the warning varies depending on how pregnant you are.  Right now for you, it would be because you could miscarry.  It can also be because of the risk of the placenta detaching, injury to you/baby, premature labor, etc.

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  • image Green*Flamingo:

    I just have to ask.... are you saying that because you are only 4 weeks, you cannot cause brain damage to your child, and therefore it is safe to participate in the rides at the fair?

    Just wanting to clarify before I answer the question.

    There really isn't even a brain at this point, right? There's no heartbeat. There's just a fetal pole, if that. No spinal cord. The embryo is the size of a pin head.

    So, yes, I suppose that is what I'm saying. Or wondering, that is.

  • Cramping is common.

    Let me ask you this: If you rode the ride and then had a loss, would you ever in a million years be able to forgive yourself? I don't think a two minute ride is worth any amount of risk, personally.

  • image elmoali:
    The reason for the warning varies depending on how pregnant you are.  Right now for you, it would be because you could miscarry.  It can also be because of the risk of the placenta detaching, injury to you/baby, premature labor, etc.

    But the placenta doesn't develop until week 10. (I've been reading my books!)

    So it would be a miscarriage possibility ... like a liability thing for the carnival? Because if I fell down the stairs or was in a car accident, the same could be true ... or I could wake up tomorrow and miscarry for no reason whatsoever. Right?

  • Cramping is common and I wouldn't go on any of the rides.
  • image nic5606:

    Welcome and congrats too!!

    Thank you!

  • image newgirl1929:

    image elmoali:
    The reason for the warning varies depending on how pregnant you are.  Right now for you, it would be because you could miscarry.  It can also be because of the risk of the placenta detaching, injury to you/baby, premature labor, etc.

    But the placenta doesn't develop until week 10. (I've been reading my books!)

    So it would be a miscarriage possibility ... like a liability thing for the carnival? Because if I fell down the stairs or was in a car accident, the same could be true ... or I could wake up tomorrow and miscarry for no reason whatsoever. Right?

    Yes.

    So why would you increase your risk by riding a ride that has a clear warning on it? It's one carnival in your life. Skip it.

     

  • Falling down the steps and getting into an accident are unpredictable though.  So you can't ride the bumper cars for about 40 weeks...I'd give up that any day to save my baby, no questions asked.  Why take a risk when you don't have to?
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  • image newgirl1929:
    image Green*Flamingo:

    I just have to ask.... are you saying that because you are only 4 weeks, you cannot cause brain damage to your child, and therefore it is safe to participate in the rides at the fair?

    Just wanting to clarify before I answer the question.

    There really isn't even a brain at this point, right? There's no heartbeat. There's just a fetal pole, if that. No spinal cord. The embryo is the size of a pin head.

    So, yes, I suppose that is what I'm saying. Or wondering, that is.

    Correct- no heartbeat, and while everything is developing there are not any true organs yet. However, the issue isn't that just that the rides could cause brain damage. Your placenta is forming and attaching itself to your uterus- jerking movements could cause hemorrhage. The risk is there for miscarriage, and as a previous poster pointed out- do you want to have the guilt if something did happen?

    A few minutes on a ride isn't worth dealing with the loss of a life. Ferris wheel aside, stay off of the rides.

  • This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

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  • OK, thanks for the advice! I'll be skipping the carnival this year!
  • image nic5606:
    This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

    I am so sorry. I hope the coming days bring better news for you.

  • image nic5606:
    This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

    Hey, I never meant to offend anyone. 

    Best of luck to you!

  • image ambrandau2:

    image nic5606:
    This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

    I am so sorry. I hope the coming days bring better news for you.

    Thank you. I hope this one is the one to the finish line for you too. H&H 9 months.

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  • image newgirl1929:
    image Green*Flamingo:

    I just have to ask.... are you saying that because you are only 4 weeks, you cannot cause brain damage to your child, and therefore it is safe to participate in the rides at the fair?

    Just wanting to clarify before I answer the question.

    There really isn't even a brain at this point, right? There's no heartbeat. There's just a fetal pole, if that. No spinal cord. The embryo is the size of a pin head.

    So, yes, I suppose that is what I'm saying. Or wondering, that is.

    Well if your baby turns out to be anything like you I can't guarantee a brain will ever develop so you may not have to worry! Confused

  • image nic5606:
    This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

     

    I'm so sorry to see this.
    The moment I realized I was pregnant, I fell in love with that little mass of cells inside my body.  I didn't care if there was no brain, no spine, no heartbeat and I told one of my BFF's that I didn't understand how some women didn't immediately change their habits to make sure they did everything to make sure their baby would be ok.
    It's stories like Nic that should make any woman who even has to wonder if something is harmful quickly realize no risk should be taken, especially when the situation flat out tells you not to.
    Again, Nic, I'm so sorry to see this and I send all my thoughts and prayers your way.

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  • image rkearns0821:
    image newgirl1929:
    image Green*Flamingo:

    I just have to ask.... are you saying that because you are only 4 weeks, you cannot cause brain damage to your child, and therefore it is safe to participate in the rides at the fair?

    Just wanting to clarify before I answer the question.

    There really isn't even a brain at this point, right? There's no heartbeat. There's just a fetal pole, if that. No spinal cord. The embryo is the size of a pin head.

    So, yes, I suppose that is what I'm saying. Or wondering, that is.

    Well if your baby turns out to be anything like you I can't guarantee a brain will ever develop so you may not have to worry! Confused

    ::dies::

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  • image nic5606:
    This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

     

    I'm so sorry to see this.
    The moment I realized I was pregnant, I fell in love with that little mass of cells inside my body.  I didn't care if there was no brain, no spine, no heartbeat and I told one of my BFF's that I didn't understand how some women didn't immediately change their habits to make sure they did everything to make sure their baby would be ok.
    It's stories like Nic that should make any woman who even has to wonder if something is harmful quickly realize no risk should be taken, especially when the situation flat out tells you not to.
    Again, Nic, I'm so sorry to see this and I send all my thoughts and prayers your way.

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  • image newgirl1929:
    OK, thanks for the advice! I'll be skipping the carnival this year!

    You can go but skip the flipping, fast spinning and jerking rides.  Or ignore what everyone is saying, go to the carnival and go on all the rides 10 times each.

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  • I don't think you need to skip the carnival. Sometimes it's fun just to walk around (and eat yummy carnival food!)

    Early in pregnancy, I don't think there's a lot of risk when it comes to going on some of the types of rides they have at carnivals. I would think anything that's not too jerky or anything that doesn't move too fast would be ok. So I would think the Ferris Wheel, Merry Go Round, etc. would be ok. The warnings they put on rides are to protect themselves from liability, but there is still a risk involved.

    Even at 4 weeks, I would definitely avoid the bumper cars, and other rides that are rough or fast. Just doesn't seem worth it. But that doesn't mean you need to skip the carnival altogether! I'm sure you can find some fun things to do there.


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  • Cramping is definitely normal in the first tri. I would say the ferris wheel is probably ok, but definitely avoid the others. You could cause much more then just brain damage by going on this rides. You could potentially cause a m/c.
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  • Towards the end of my first trimester, I went to an amusement park with my family. I had fun walking around and I went on a few kiddie rides with my little sister. I also went on the ferris wheel and the swings as well as the teacups. Other than that, I avoided the rides. I didn't go on anything that was super fast, bumpy, jerky, flippy, etc. I only went on the rides that were smooth and safe for a small child to ride really.
  • image ambrandau2:

    Cramping is common.

    Let me ask you this: If you rode the ride and then had a loss, would you ever in a million years be able to forgive yourself? I don't think a two minute ride is worth any amount of risk, personally.

     I hate to be the one to point this out, but it seems like you are truly trying to justify why you should be able to ride the rides. If you want to ride the rides, then by all means do it. If you can't wait 38-40 weeks to ride the rides, then go ahead. But, please know that you are putting two human beings at risk by making this decision. You have to understand that even though your baby is just a cell right now, it's a baby non the less. You are on here contemplating putting your child in harms way while there are other mothers on here who have had miscarriages while being absolutely careful and cautious in everything they do. There are mothers who have tried for a very long time to conceive, and there are mothers who can't even conceive at all. So, if you are trying to come on here to get our o.k. to go on the rides, you're not going to get it. But you do need to think long and hard about what you are going to do and how it is going to effect that beautiful bundle of joy you have growing inside of you. You are absolutely right that it is nothing more then just a cell right now, which is more of a reason why you have to make sure the cell continues to grow and continues to be safe in the womb.

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  • image Green*Flamingo:
    image newgirl1929:
    image Green*Flamingo:

    I just have to ask.... are you saying that because you are only 4 weeks, you cannot cause brain damage to your child, and therefore it is safe to participate in the rides at the fair?

    Just wanting to clarify before I answer the question.

    There really isn't even a brain at this point, right? There's no heartbeat. There's just a fetal pole, if that. No spinal cord. The embryo is the size of a pin head.

    So, yes, I suppose that is what I'm saying. Or wondering, that is.

    Correct- no heartbeat, and while everything is developing there are not any true organs yet. However, the issue isn't that just that the rides could cause brain damage. Your placenta is forming and attaching itself to your uterus- jerking movements could cause hemorrhage. The risk is there for miscarriage, and as a previous poster pointed out- do you want to have the guilt if something did happen?

    A few minutes on a ride isn't worth dealing with the loss of a life. Ferris wheel aside, stay off of the rides.

     I am very sorry to hear that! I really hope all is well with you and your baby.

    ~Jessica~ "Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away" ~Uknown "You don't marry the person you can live with...you marry the person you can't live without." ~Uknown
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  • image newgirl1929:

    image nic5606:
    This post is getting me angry now. Probably because I am bleeding and likely miscarrying.  Regardless, Stay off the darn rides if you are happy to be pregnant. This is not a difficult decision.

    Hey, I never meant to offend anyone. 

    Best of luck to you!

    you are a brainless douche.

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