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riding in a tow truck

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM
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I have been riding with my fiance while he works towing for a few days now. I have a cconcern with it because on certanroacertan roads it gets really bouncy. Is this bad for the baby I currently 7 months pregnant. I have read other posts about it being OK but not read anything about the bouncieness.
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM
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kelza
by on Nov. 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

I think it's okay. If you are concern maybe just call your doctor to double check.

MamaBearEH
by Silver Member on Nov. 25, 2014 at 3:57 PM

If your body isn't ready I don't think it's going to force it into labour.  A bumpy car ride isn't like car accident trauma.  Here's my anecdotal story!

After spending a day with my mother fetching water for the farm I went into labour that evening.  That involved sitting in a truck for a while, getting out walking around for a few minutes to help fill up the tanks, then back in the truck for a while - all on bumpy country gravel roads.  I also had an hour long travel in the truck to the birthing center in the city once going into labour.  Prior to that I'd been accustomed to drives from 1 to 6 hours, on both regular & country roads, anywhere from once a week to once a day through the entire pregnancy.

I originally went with her to get water, because "old wives tales" say that an activity like horseback riding can help give that kick start if you're physically ready.  I was 41 weeks at the time.  The position of sitting in a truck, as well as the bumpy road produces a similar environment as horse back riding.

My midwife laughed at that, and figured it definitely helped baby descend.

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