Pregnant 'Teen Mom' Mackenzie Douthit's Amusement Park Ride Makes Us So Nervous

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mackenzie DouthitAww, the cute teen newlyweds. Teen Mom 3's Mackenzie Douthit and Josh McKee just got married and are spending their honeymoon in Missouri, enjoying a little adventure. They even took a ride on one of those log water rides, crashing down below to a big splash and -- hey, wait a minute. Isn't Mackenzie pregnant with her second baby? Should she be doing that?

Supposedly the log ride poses no harm to her still-early pregnancy, but I don't know ... It's been a while since I took one of those rides. Maybe it's not so bad at three or four months, but I think later on in your pregnancy might be a little dicey.

Okay, a log ride isn't the same thing as a roller coaster -- which would be way more dangerous. Later in pregnancy a roller coaster ride could possibly cause placental abruption from all those jerks and stops and starts. This would be less of an issue earlier, when you're smaller. There actually hasn't been much research at all on the effects of rides and pregnancy.

So there's the stops and starts. But what about the possibility of accidents? You could get slammed against the wall of your ride or against someone else. Your sense of balance could be thrown off a little. Something could go wrong with the ride -- we hate thinking of that possibility.

The risks on a roller coaster are greater. If I were in my first trimester or the beginning of the second trimester, I might dare to venture out on a log ride. Your best bet is to talk with your doctor about it first. Still, even if my doctor okay'ed it, my toes would be curling with trepidation in case there's a freak accident. 

Do you think it's safe to take a log ride at any point in your pregnancy?


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nonmember avatar Christina

If you're going to use potential accidents as a reason to avoid something, you better stop driving while pregnant too, then. Much higher chances of a car accident than a roller coaster accident.

Cleme... Clemency3

ok so I get how many rides are dangerous to pregnancy but when it comes to rides such as the log one and even the carousel I see no issue with it. There is such a thing as being smart about which rides to ride....but not crazy obsessed to the point you don't ride any at all. 

just1... just1morein14

I see no harm in riding the log ride or any other ride which doesnt have any low bars to bang your belly against. I rode the log ride along with a few water slides when I was about 6 months pregnant and ended up giving birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl on christmas eve with no complications

ktobin2 ktobin2

When my mom was pregnant with my little sister her doctor told her to avoid roller coasters that had loops. She asked if she could go on the Matterhorn and her doctor said yes. She was in line for Splash Mountain and one of the workers told her she couldn't ride, she said to him that the sign says "should not" not "could not." He looked at his female coworker and said my mom was right. The Matterhorn says "cannot" but it was winter and she had a big coat and purse so they didn't know, haha! She wouldn't have riden it though if her doctor had said no, but she said it was fine so she did.

Momme... MommeeTo4

Eh if it is the log flume at 6 Flags in Missouri, that ride os slow and not dangerous

nonmember avatar Emmie

I went to a water park and rode on all the slides when I was 16 weeks pregs. My bump was big enough to cause some looks, but small enough that nobody wanted to ask.. it was fun!

thief... thiefofsheep

i agree that driving is more accident prone, but i get the point of the artical you go on a ride like that to get jiggled and jolted around, still if she was ok doing it baby probly didnt notice or it put her to sleep. i wouldnt do it but thats because i have horrible pregnancies so it would make me sick and then id be in pain then the baby would monkey bar my ribs...... it would never end. if she can stomach it, you go girl

jamam... jamamama00

Oh good god. Who cares? It is her risk to take. Not all pregnant women lay in bed and whine for ten months.

hippi... hippiemamax3

For the love of Pete. Women just love to nitpick every single thing that ever other mom is doing "wrong".

nonmember avatar Michelle

Considering the fact that I had losses at 20 and 13 weeks (5 months apart), I wouldn't have set one toe on any ride that could jostle me when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. (And a car is designed for a much smoother ride).

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