Amusement Park Rides During Early Pregnancy

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 8 weeks pregnant and rode an amusement park ride a couple of times with my daughter. It was called the tilt-a-whirl and it spins aound a bit. I am now terrified that the baby is ok. I did not think of it at the time because it is not too fast. But after I rode, I noticed they had posted a sign that persons with dizziness, seizures or pregnancy should avoid the ride.

Help.
Nadine

ANSWER

What's done is done, and fetuses are pretty tough! Chances are everything will be fine, since it was so early.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.