Friday, October 02, 2009

Are Haunted Houses Safe While Pregnant?

Are haunted houses safe while pregnant? It depends.

If the haunted house is one for children, meaning something extremely mild in the scare factor, then it should be fine. But the later you are in your pregnancy paired with the intensity of a professional haunted house could be cause for concern.

Aside from being frightened, raising your blood pressure, along with your baby's, and the anxiety and distress that could cause pre-term labor, there are other factors to consider (as if that wasn't enough):

  • The darkness and tripping over something you cannot see. (I know my balance is certainly off.)
  • Loud startling noises can also affect the baby.
  • Smoke or fog machines are not healthy to breathe in.
  • They are often crowded and people push and shove -- could be dangerous.