Loud Noises

Felicia - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I am 39 weeks pregnant, and this weekend I am going to a bar with my boyfriend for his birthday

(i wont be drinking LOL)

but it gets really loud there, because there is kareoke, its like extremley loud becase were near speakers.

will this harm my baby?

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April - posted on 02/26/2010

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I always listened to loud music when i was preggo. Not REALLY loud music. The baby can't hear like you can in there. I even went to the race track when i was pregnant. If you are really concerned then ask your doc to be sure. And I don't see anything wrong with going to a bar to hang out as long as you arent drinking. I hung out at the bar a bunch of times. Of course, i didnt stay really late when all the people start getting drunk and rowdy. But, it was fun. :)

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Kathleen - posted on 02/26/2010

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Don't worry no harm will come to the baby. Just wait till your over due and they do a stress test. That is super loud. I went to concerts my whole pregnancy with my first child and it was loud. She was born a healthy 10lbs. Although now that she is 7 she loves loud music and always ask me to turn up the music in the car. LOL

Anne Marie - posted on 02/26/2010

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When I was pregnant I went to the ballet, and when the drums in the orchestra played, the baby started kicking like anything, so they must be able to hear loud noises, but I think it would have to be seriously loud for a long time to damage a baby's hearing.

Krista - posted on 02/26/2010

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Um people, stop judging her for going to a bar. It's for her boyfriend's birthday celebration, so it's not like she's just going there for s**ts and giggles.

I would definitely try to sit as far from the speakers as possible. Your baby CAN hear loud noises. We went to a pub once for lunch, and I didn't realize that a band was going to be playing, and when they started playing, it was so loud that it woke the baby and he started kicking and punching like a madman. My husband thought I was going into labour because I was wincing and flinching the entire time.

Tonya - posted on 02/26/2010

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Worrying about your child's hearing is great. Remember to think about your hearing. You are older and have a greater chance of damage from the decibles.

My family has a history of hearing loss which includes my 14 yr old son who's got a diagnosed moderate hearing loss and has all of his life. I worked in a shop when I was pregnant with a large amount of noise, but I don't believe that caused his hearing loss because I've got other family who have children with similar hearing loss without having been in similar situations.

Yes, prolonged exposure to extremely loud music can possibilly harm your childs hearing. Unfortuantely, it will do worse to your hearing in lower quantities than what it will take to harm your child's.

Stephanie - posted on 02/26/2010

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Karaoke sounds fun! I never had THAT loud of music like there would be at a bar but I remember reading in the What to Expect book that it SHOULDN'T (doesn't mean it won't) hurt the baby because of your belly barrier and their ears can't amp up noises. It said unless you work all day every day in a loud place or are standing next to a huge jet engine you should be ok. I was a little paranoid when I was pregnant though (1st baby) so I leaned toward the cautious side.

Theresa - posted on 02/26/2010

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It won't be loud enough in the womb to hurt your baby. You may find the baby grooving to the beat though. :) Don't sit right next to the speakers. And there's nothing wrong with a pregnant woman going to the bar, especially if the bar is smoke free. I've gone several times throughout my 4 pregnancies to listen to bands. The three that are born are just fine (I'm 37 weeks with #4). The oldest will be 14 in 2 weeks, so they're well past an age where inutro noise would have affected their hearing. Our bars here are smoke free so that was not an issue either.

Jenn - posted on 02/26/2010

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I worked in a bar until I was 6 months pregnant with my first. His hearing is OK, but I guess it is something to consider. To be honest, I probably didn't think about it. :O

Karen - posted on 02/26/2010

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when i was pregnant i also went out to the bar a couple of times to socialize with friends from out of town and asked my dr this question...he told me that prolonged and frequent exposure to an extremely high decible of music could potentially hurt baby's hearing, but an occasion here and there for a little while will most likely not do anything. btw, my son was born with no hearing problems at all - if you're unsure, just call and ask the dr for his/her opinion

Sarah - posted on 02/26/2010

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loud music will cause hearing loss in babies still in the womb. if you are gonna go its best to sit as far away from the speakers as possible.

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no i dont think it will becasue the baby wont beable to hear it all the way they can hear in the womb but they dont hear it like we hear stuff i have a system in my car had it the whole time i was pregnant an always had it up loud an my son is fine does not have no hearing problems other then selective hearing an he loves to listen to loud music now i think you will be fine i also went out to a bar a couple of times when i was pregnant heck i went the day before i got induced to see everyone(i used to work in a bar) go out an have a good time because it will most likely be your last time going out lol well atleast it was for me

Laura - posted on 02/26/2010

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At 39 weeks i wouldn't be thinking of going to a bar.. But if u our going to go as September above said try sitting away from the speakers.

September - posted on 02/26/2010

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Yes, loud music could potentially harm your baby's hearing. Is it possible for you to sit a distances from the speakers or just not go at all? In my opinion a bar seems like an odd place for a pregnant person to hang out in the first place.

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