Aww, 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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