The Impact Of Pregnant Women Following Long Journeys?
Hello … I want to ask if a 15 week pregnant woman can take a Merapi lava tour (riding a jeep off the road). My pregnancy condition is so far healthy and I control routinely every week. on the 15th of August there will be a tour office event for jogja and one of them will take a lava tour. at that time I was 15 weeks pregnant. what can I do? I want to come along.
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Even if you feel healthy and you don't have any complaints, it does not mean that all activities are good for you, especially in your current condition who is less than 20 weeks pregnant. Excessive shocks that can be caused by riding off-road cars in sensitive people can trigger uterine contractions. Furthermore, uterine contractions that are strong enough can make you miscarry.
Of course, not all pregnant women who travel off road will experience a miscarriage. However, prevention is certainly far better than cure right?
Therefore, if no one requires it, we urge you not to carry out these activities for the good of you and the fetus in your own womb. Even if you choose to keep doing it, we recommend that you first check your obstetrician to an obstetrician so that it can be further evaluated, whether it is safe for you to carry out these activities, or not.
I hope this helps.