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Pregnant and Paintball? Offer some advice...please

#16 User is offline   OhmygodIminafire 

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:54 AM

I reckon she should follow her doctor's advice. Although paintballs can hit pretty hard, the impact tends to spread out over a greater area when the balls break, reducing the chances of any damage to the baby (which is well protected by fat and muscle).

On the other hand, tripping over could be more dangerous so if she chooses to play she should take it easier than normal.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:51 PM

I would seriously recommend against this. Severe physical exhaustion can cause trouble with the baby's development due to the fact that it effectively goes through everything the mother does. When the mother is winded, dehydrated or exhausted, the baby suffers the effects as well.

Then you have the danger from impacts. All in all, it's not worth the risk. Just wait until after the pregnancy.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 04:09 PM

Take it from a father of EIGHT healthy and happy children; playing while pregnant is fine... My wife did!

If she isn't due until November, she is probably a couple of weeks along. Can't really be much further than that. At this point, the fetus is no bigger than the head of a pin (needle; not writing device). She could take a full punch to the stomach or be body slammed by a pro wrestler and that baby would be just fine.

However, up around the 4-5 month area, it's time to slow down. The baby is gaining weight and can be jossled rather easily at this stage... As far as the paintballs themselves; no harm...
Paintballs dont travel (even in scenerio) fast enough to do damage to the baby at even 9 months along. there is a good 2-3" of protection between the mothers skin and the baby. However, again, the jossles are what would be dangerous.

She should go ahead and enjoy the next few months of the paintball season. After that, start decorating the babys room and getting things ready for THAT event.

Hope this helps some . . .

View PostSkippy, on Mar 19 2007, 02:51 PM, said:

I would seriously recommend against this. Severe physical exhaustion can cause trouble with the baby's development due to the fact that it effectively goes through everything the mother does. When the mother is winded, dehydrated or exhausted, the baby suffers the effects as well.

Then you have the danger from impacts. All in all, it's not worth the risk. Just wait until after the pregnancy.


Also, on this note, he is correct as far as the dehydration and exhaustion goes. She should go ahead and play; but play smart. Drink plenty of fluids and no over do it physically...
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:44 AM

yeah. agreed with madbomber

the biggest worry i would have would be the placenta seperating from the wall but thats not even a worry till late in the pregnacy, like atlest 5th month and it wouldnt come from a paintball it would come from running or other physical exercise, she can always play base defense in the later months

i cant think of anyway a paintball could result in an abortion, however there are many things that could cause one and over exertion would be a possibility. so long as the mother remains infection free, doesnt abuse any substances and decides not to run a marathon in the last 4 months of her pregnacy id say the baby will be just fine

id be more worried after the baby gets born because after that for the next 2-5 years there will be absolutly no time in your schedule for paintball, and even after that period your still gonna have trouble sneaking away to a weekend game or two :P
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:13 AM

View PostMadBomber, on Mar 19 2007, 06:09 PM, said:

Take it from a father of EIGHT healthy and happy children; playing while pregnant is fine... My wife did!

If she isn't due until November, she is probably a couple of weeks along. Can't really be much further than that. At this point, the fetus is no bigger than the head of a pin (needle; not writing device). She could take a full punch to the stomach or be body slammed by a pro wrestler and that baby would be just fine.

However, up around the 4-5 month area, it's time to slow down. The baby is gaining weight and can be jossled rather easily at this stage... As far as the paintballs themselves; no harm...
Paintballs dont travel (even in scenerio) fast enough to do damage to the baby at even 9 months along. there is a good 2-3" of protection between the mothers skin and the baby. However, again, the jossles are what would be dangerous.

She should go ahead and enjoy the next few months of the paintball season. After that, start decorating the babys room and getting things ready for THAT event.

Hope this helps some . . .

View PostSkippy, on Mar 19 2007, 02:51 PM, said:

I would seriously recommend against this. Severe physical exhaustion can cause trouble with the baby's development due to the fact that it effectively goes through everything the mother does. When the mother is winded, dehydrated or exhausted, the baby suffers the effects as well.

Then you have the danger from impacts. All in all, it's not worth the risk. Just wait until after the pregnancy.


Also, on this note, he is correct as far as the dehydration and exhaustion goes. She should go ahead and play; but play smart. Drink plenty of fluids and no over do it physically...





I can personally vouch for this one. We just watched the video on Cesarean births last night in our childbirthing class(wife's due April 27th) and there is definitely at least 2-3" there. Skin, a layer of fatty tissue, muscle mass, and the uterine wall all protect the amniotic sac. That baby wouldn't feel a direct hit. I say let her go for it, because she's going to know when she's doing too much. Trust me on that one. But to make yourself feel better, be sure to tell the other players that they're playing against a pregnant woman. If I know I'm shooting at a woman I'll take mercy shots versus kill shots (aim for appendages) mainly because it goes along witht the whole "Don't hit girls" mentality.



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Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:52 PM

Unless you can put a mask on a fetus, no. Better safe than sorry.

Or let everyone play with pumps and she's got a semi.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:46 PM

Future paintballer in the oven. thats hardcore ;)
when they do the sonogram the babys gonna go prone

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:50 PM

View PostDDC Commander, on Mar 24 2007, 12:46 AM, said:

Future paintballer in the oven. thats hardcore ;)
when they do the sonogram the babys gonna go prone


Oh God that was hilarious!

I wouldnt play...but the doctor knows what he's doing...and I'm sure she's got the common sense to know when to stop...

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:52 PM

View PostDDC Commander, on Mar 24 2007, 01:46 AM, said:

Future paintballer in the oven. thats hardcore ;)
when they do the sonogram the babys gonna go prone

And when he/she's born the mothers gonna yell for a paint check.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:13 PM

View PostMaj Tom, on Mar 23 2007, 10:52 PM, said:

View PostDDC Commander, on Mar 24 2007, 01:46 AM, said:

Future paintballer in the oven. thats hardcore :ghillie:
when they do the sonogram the babys gonna go prone

And when he/she's born the mothers gonna yell for a paint check.

Ahhh..so I see you've been present for a delivery before...messy at best, isnt it?
When my girl was born, I was right there...and afterwords I could called a paintcheck
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:16 PM

View PostThe Stuntman, on Mar 24 2007, 02:13 AM, said:

Ahhh..so I see you've been present for a delivery before...messy at best, isnt it?
When my girl was born, I was right there...and afterwords I could called a paintcheck
...no, actually I would have raised my hand & acknowleged the hit... :ghillie:
I got lit up...

Yeah...and I don't plan on observing any more births voluntarily.
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:16 AM

exercise is good for pregnant women, just cant overdo it. as for protecting herself while playing, use common sense!
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View PostagentM192, on Mar 23 2007, 03:52 PM, said:

Unless you can put a mask on a fetus, no. Better safe than sorry.

Or let everyone play with pumps and she's got a semi.



dude, a fetus cant see, theres no need for a mask, if you had 2-3 layers of skin completly covering your face you wouldnt need a mask eather, you could be completly lit up on your face and it wouldnt bother your eyes at all. but we can see, were not surrounded by our mothers womb so we need eye protection.
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:21 AM

Remember, in the cave man days pregnant women were dragged by their hair over rocks and rough terrain. I'm sure that in modern civilized times a paintball won't do any damage..



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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:33 AM

Sorry, I took fencing (you know..swords) classes with a couple. The wife was incredibly pregnant d . They practiced together at home and class Healthy baby a week before the session ended. The only thing noticable was that after foil kept poking the kid in utero, you couldn't poke or roust him hard enough to wake him. He moved and stirred when he pleased.

Tripping and falling is the biggest conscern near the end. After that just see if the Allcots will let her be a gunner in their tank. :laugh:
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