Can I bring pregnant wife as a passenger?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Ivandescartes, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. KillingTime

    KillingTime Road Train Member

    Mar 26, 2016
    Rockland, Maine
    I was thinking the washboard that is 71-S thru Cincinnati... That'd induce labor, I think.
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  3. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Are you nuts. Your lady is pregnant with your child and you want her bouncing around in a trk.. you love her right. Keep her home
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  4. malinorn

    malinorn Light Load Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    TBH, I was a pregnant driver up to 6 months along.
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  5. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    It's one thing being a driver and getting pregnant. It is totally another being pregnant and then getting on a truck for an extended period of time.
  6. FireLotus

    FireLotus Light Load Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    Research has been conducted on this subject, which have concluded that risk factors include miscarriages and other gynecological disorders. Cited references include:

    “Sound & Vibration in Pregnancy”, R. Abrams, Seminars in Perinatology, Part II, 273-334, Saunders Publications, Philadelphia, 1990.

    “Acceleration of the Fetal Head Induced by Vibration of the Material Abdominal Wall in Sheep”, A. Peters, R. Abrams, K. Gearhardt & D. Wasserman, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 74-552-556, 1996.

    “Whole-Body Vibration & Occupational Work Hardening”, D. Wasserman, D. Wilder, M. Pope, M. Magnusson, A. Alekslev & J. Wasserman, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 39, 403-407, 1997.
  7. TequilaSunrise

    TequilaSunrise Medium Load Member

    Feb 3, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Pregnant women are a little bit nutty.... I wouldn't do it. Her back will already be aching and her feet will be swelling. Sitting for long periods of time and the available food on the road will be negative factors.
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  8. Scottyboy

    Scottyboy Light Load Member

    I wonder if that research mentioned anything about a premature Divorce?
  9. The Big T

    The Big T Medium Load Member

    Jan 22, 2012
    New Hampshire
    I apologize and don't mean to be rude, as we all are different with different views and opinions on everything. But this is one of the most ridiculous questions I've ever....Ever seen asked. To even remotely think this is a good idea is insane.
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  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I can add a couple more roadways to that list. Some of them are real vicious shakers. Airride means nothing when you are wrapped around the wheel waiting for the 200 miles of bad road to go away, particularly in late winter storms as the torn up chain beaten ruts hang around forever. That's like stuffing someone into a viberator for cleaning metal or whatever for a while. They are going to get hurt, especially the young unborn.
  11. DreaJP

    DreaJP Bobtail Member

    Jun 3, 2021
    To all of you who obviously don't have a pregnant wife on the road nor are you a pregnant wife on the road, I'm here for some clarification .
    My husband is a truck driver and he would take me, our dogs, and my baby corn snake on the road with him. It sucked having to deal with the pets and deal with getting up super early but it was fine and we were doing great.
    Now, I'm 14 weeks pregnant (2nd week of my 2nd trimester) and I am just having the worst time in many ways. I can't eat cold meat and we have no microwave yet so before the pregnancy, sandwiches and beef jerky were key. Now the only cold things I can have is fruit and veggies. I can't even have salami. And our small fridge has a wonky freezer so we can't take frozen meals. I also can't eat a lot because my stomach just won't let me but I also need to snack on healthy foods (which I don't because it's either unhealthy or nothing) throughout the day as well as a breakfast lunch and dinner. The best thing I can have on the road without stopping at a gas/truck station is a PB & J sandwich. It's very aggravating.
    And going to the restroom is a breeze usually because we have a DIY porta potty made from a big bucket, toilet seat, heavy duty trash bag, and pine or paper pellets (cat litter). I actually used the restroom a lot before I was pregnant so we had already solved that issue. Plus, with my constipation and my husband's IBS, he needs to stop for number two way more than me.
    Sleeping is about the same. Annoying to get up in the morning. But I do rest a lot on the road. But I did that before I was pregnant. But now it's essential.
    And doctor's appointments are a bigger issue than random complications. I have had to reschedule multiple appointments because of this job. I'm not happy about it but I will say that since I'm further along, my appointments have increased. The doctors just schedule us whenever without asking us. Sound familiar? Hahaha but when that happens, it's best for us to stay home. Which is why I am very happy to get home in a week or more so I can make it to my appointments.
    Some of this might be different if this is not your first pregnancy on the road or if some circumstances are different. Like having a working freezer and a microwave. Or even better, having a super sleeper with a bunch of amenities. But, from the experience of a first time mom to be with no microwave and a wonky fridge, prepare for your partner to go hungry a lot and hate your job more because she (or trans he) is being inconvenienced. If you want to avoid that, leave them at home.
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