Can you play paintball while you are pregnant?

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Can You Play Paintball While You Are Pregnant?

Families with small children, teens, adults and sometimes pregnant ladies, play paintball at Paintball USA. We recommend using standard .68 caliber rental markers for ages ten and up, paintball soft for ages eight years old and up.

Gelly ball blasters and splatmaster pump rifles are great for younger children ages five through seven years of age.

The question comes up often of whether or not pregnant ladies can play paintball. Naturally, the answer depends on how far along a lady is with her pregnancy and the decision is up to the individual. Here is our recommendation.

Is it safe for pregnant ladies to play paintball?

The most common injuries from paintball include hits to the ears, neck, and fingers which could cause bruising, welts and skin scrapes. When a player is not properly dressed in long sleeves and pants, they could get hit on the limbs.

Hits to the mid- section are usually less, however, there is always a chance of harder hits which could cause harm to the fetus. When expecting, the disproportioned weight tends to affect your balance.

When moving around or running in the arena, being off balance could likely make your chances of falling, tripping or spraining your ankle more likely. Your chances of colliding with opposing team members, running into bunkers causing you to fall are much greater when pregnant.

If you are experiencing any complications from your pregnancy such as high blood pressure, you absolutely should not play paintball or participate in any other strenuous sport.

Paintball is a high impact sport.

Paintball is great for improving your health, being outdoors, participating in a fun activity and requires stamina. The sport is intense and can cause overheating. Pregnant women normally experience overheating.

Pregnant women in good health are encouraged to get at least 2-3 hours of low or moderate intensity aerobic exercise per week to decrease excess weight gain. Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate which makes you breathe faster and more deeply.

Examples of moderate aerobic exercise.

  • Medium paced walking.
  • Swimming and water aerobics.
  • Riding a stationary bike.
  • Yoga and Pilates classes.
  • Strength training using light weights.

Paintball is an aerobic exercise in itself. It is exhilarating, fun and promotes good health. Like with any exercise while pregnant, don’t overdo it!

Paintball USA keeps our playing fields safe and free from debris so players can enjoy their games without being concerned with tripping and falling.

Our referees conduct games of capture the flag while watching for safe and fair play. As an outdoor family entertainment center, we make sure all participants have a wonderful first-time paintball experience at Paintball USA.

Phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For questions and more information, give us a call. We will be happy to inform you with anything and everything about paintball. (661) 255-5332.

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