Just thought I'd post here as well as on Ask Scarleteen... I have tickets for a Metallica concert and I will be 7 months pregnant, I've always heard about taking a bumpy ride to induce labor because of the vibrations. I was just wondering what your opinions would be on the chances of induced labor from a concert. I mean, if a bumpy road can do it I'm sure the loud body shaking vibrations Metallica puts out could do it?? I just wanted to get some opinions before I made the decision to go or give up my ticket..
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I'm not sure whether or not a high-decibel situation would induce premature labor.
However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statment entitled "Noise: A Hazard For Fetus And Newborn" "exposure to excessive noise during pregnancy may result in high-frequency hearing loss in newborns." Furthermore, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists suggests that "noise exposure to the abdomen of pregnant workers beyond the fifth month of pregnancy may cause hearing loss in the fetus."
You can also click HERE to read a webMD article about the dangers of attending a high-decibel event such as a rock concert during pregnancy.
So my suggestion to you would be to skip the concert, sweetie.
well, having been to my fair share of rock shows, i know that even at arena shows where you have seats, you still get jostled and knocked around a lot in the crowd. (sorry to say it, metalheads) the folks who go to metal shows aren't the gentlest bunch, if you know what i mean.
don't worry, metallica will tour again. when they do, enjoy the show and make sure you find a good sitter for the baby.
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