I am 22 weeks and rode a ride that is a lot like the haunted mansion at Disney world yesterday. I thought it was a kiddie ride but forgot that there was one section where the ride spins for several seconds.
Will this cause the baby brain damage? How much buffer will the amniotic fluid give him? I didn't have any cramping or bleeding but I am really scared. I won't ride anymore rides until he is born but I am scared that the damage is done.
The uterus does a pretty good job of protecting a baby, but I am surprised that they let you on the ride--most such rides prohibit pregnant women just in case.
We're only talking about a very short time, so probably everything is still ok, not to worry.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.