Can You Go Down a Waterslide While Pregnant?

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By Dr. Joel Bernstien | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
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Sudden and high-impact movements can potentially disrupt the placenta and cause pregnancy complications, so any super thrilling water slides should be avoided. However, small and slower slides are most likely perfectly safe.

Use your common sense when deciding how fast the slide goes and how hard you’re potentially hitting the water at the end. Ask yourself if there’s a chance you could hit your pregnant belly at any time during the ride. If the answer is yes, you should take a pass on the waterslide. If you’re at a waterpark with your family, stick to the lazy river and a cool mocktail to enjoy your day.

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Can You Go Down a Waterslide While Pregnant?

 Joel Bernstien Profile Photo
By Dr. Joel Bernstien | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
Image for article Can You Go Down a Waterslide While Pregnant?

Sudden and high-impact movements can potentially disrupt the placenta and cause pregnancy complications, so any super thrilling water slides should be avoided. However, small and slower slides are most likely perfectly safe.

Use your common sense when deciding how fast the slide goes and how hard you’re potentially hitting the water at the end. Ask yourself if there’s a chance you could hit your pregnant belly at any time during the ride. If the answer is yes, you should take a pass on the waterslide. If you’re at a waterpark with your family, stick to the lazy river and a cool mocktail to enjoy your day.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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