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Is it ok for my pregnant girlfriend to still shoot?

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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:17 AM
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So at 1:20 AM 9/26/2011 I found out my girlfriend is 6 to 7 weeks pregnant so I'm going to be a father... I'm pretty excited and so is she, but my girlfriend asked me a question that I'm really not sure about the answer to;
Is it OK for pregnant women to still use this kind of firearms and if so, how late into the pregnancy? (yes, she's that awesome to wonder if she's still going to be able to shoot the Glock lol) I figured that there are enough guys and females on here that at least a few people should have some experience with this subject. She (and I) would appreciate any advice and / or wisdom that anyone can give.

Thank you in advance and as always,
Have fun and stay safe!




posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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I shot competitively (rifle and pistol) throughout my first pregnancy without problems.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Women cant shoot guns.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by Schkeptick
I shot competitively (rifle and pistol) throughout my first pregnancy without problems.


Different kind of shooting I imagine...



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:25 AM
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Do you believe that a fetus can hear? There is doc. that estimates as early as the 16th week and further doc. that suggests music, singing, etc. stimulates the fetus ... so, what would the impact of hearing loud gunshots have, I wonder...

ETA: congrats. to you both.



edit on 27-9-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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since the typical problem isn't really the sound it's the pressure of the sound... think about that baby can hear everything..... but has a layer of protection....

but i personally took my woman while she was pregnant and my son jumped real bad while in her stomach...
so non the less that halted pretty quick cause it freaked her out.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
Do you believe that a fetus can hear? There is doc. that estimates as early as the 16th week and further doc. that suggests music, singing, etc. stimulates the fetus ... so, what would the impact of hearing loud gunshots have, I wonder...

ETA: congrats. to you both.



edit on 27-9-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)


For the people that didn't go to the link in the OP, you can try going to it now, and see that the OP is talking about shooting airsoft guns... Not live ammo guns.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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The right of pregnant women to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

2nd Amendment - 2nd Line.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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reply to post by TsukiLunar
 


ROFL



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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reply to post by boncho
 


Whatever - I was musing out loud...


ETA: OP did mention her shooting a Glock...


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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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Babies in-utero experience sounds much louder than they do after birth, mainly because they're floating in liquid (one of the reasons pregnant mamas don't go into music halls, etc.)



Got this from Wiki Parenting :
There have been no studies done to confirm loud music, such as that found at concerts, damage an unborn baby. But studies have shown women who work in an environment that requires hearing protection have babies with higher rates of hearing loss, and there is growing evidence that excessive noise can harm a developing fetus. So to be safe when pregnant, avoid any situation that exposes your baby to loud noise.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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I don't think breathing that lead laden smoke is good for her, and especially not for the baby. Depends how careful you want to be.
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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
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Whatever - I was musing out loud...




It kind of makes you wonder what musing out loud might sound like to a fetus.

2nd Amendment - 2nd Line



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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Your point?



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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If playing classical music to your baby has an effect....what kind of effect do you think shooting explosive weaponry would have??

I can't see this being a good idea....also, no matter how small the chance - accidents DO happen. Can you really risk having your unborn child at a firing range?



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:40 AM
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I would absolutely be concerned about the noise and it effecting a developing nervous system. If I'm not mistaken any startling can effect the adrenal glands which release large amounts of cortisol into the brain. Higher cortisol levels negatively effect a developing brain. While the baby is in a nice warm cushion of water, sound can definitely have an effect on them.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by GodofWar411
since the typical problem isn't really the sound it's the pressure of the sound... think about that baby can hear everything..... but has a layer of protection....


Sound travels faster through solids...That isn't a layer of protection, that's a layer of amplification.


On one hand your girlfriend might not be able to shoot a gun for a few months. On the other hand, your baby might be deaf for its entire life.
Hard decision....oh wait, it's a very easy one.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
 


Your point?





Come now, you're far wiser than that. Perhaps we should worry about how a little razzing might sound to a fetus, no?



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by LadySkadi
Do you believe that a fetus can hear? There is doc. that estimates as early as the 16th week and further doc. that suggests music, singing, etc. stimulates the fetus ... so, what would the impact of hearing loud gunshots have, I wonder...

ETA: congrats. to you both.



edit on 27-9-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)


For the people that didn't go to the link in the OP, you can try going to it now, and see that the OP is talking about shooting airsoft guns... Not live ammo guns.



The OPs link is to a H&K Airsoft model....but in his OP, he mentions his girlfriend shooting a "Glock", which this post being in the Weaponry and Tactics forum, assumes that he is referring to an actual Weapon version of the Glock.

An Airsoft only thread should go somewhere in Chit Chat perhaps, not Weaponry and Tactics



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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And terrorize the unborn child? An unborn child can hear too!




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