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Would you go to a concert at 8 months pregnant?

(44 Posts)
curiousgeorgie Mon 04-Feb-13 13:07:17

My friend has tickets to see Pink and has asked me to go...

I really want to!! But the volume, the jostling?

Is it a stupid decision to go?

BusyTiredAndLoveIt Mon 04-Feb-13 13:09:53

No I wouldn't and I've had 3 babies.

I'm sure I read a pg lady mc at a take that concert and she was quite heavily pg. could well be wrong. And of course it could have been coincidence.

But all the jostling would concern me.

5madthings Mon 04-Feb-13 13:11:06

Yes I would and I have. Do you have seated tickets?

MrsJohnDeere Mon 04-Feb-13 13:12:14

No

DeathMetalMum Mon 04-Feb-13 13:14:46

If you have seats I would. I wouldn't if you were standing. Baby is quite well protected inside the womb I wouldn't be worried about that just how comfatable you will be.

bigbadbarry Mon 04-Feb-13 13:14:50

Yes, and I did.

Mawgatron Mon 04-Feb-13 13:16:24

I'm in the same boat, my friend wants us to go to see the yeah yeah yeahs, and I will be a month and a week away from dd. really want to, but it's not seated. Arrrrggggh! I feel your pain! X

ladymia Mon 04-Feb-13 13:55:49

If I have seated tickets yes, otherwise no.

weegiemum Mon 04-Feb-13 13:58:24

I saw coldplay, rhcp and u2 when 5 months. (outdoor festival)

Ds loves loud music now!!

CaffeineDeficit Mon 04-Feb-13 14:07:02

How big's the venue? I went to see a band when I was that pregnant, but it was at Brixton Academy, which isn't huge and has a banked floor, so I just stayed at the back and still had a decent view. One of the stewards did offer to let me and DH sit in the section reserved for wheelchair users if I wanted to sit down, but I felt okay where we were.

MJP1 Mon 04-Feb-13 14:18:36

Yes find out as much as you can about seating etc, maybe let them know and see how you feel on the day of the concert. on Friday I will be 39+4 am am hopefully going to see Stornaway, at a smallish (200 ) venue, I am hoping it will encourage labour. I have been to see many bands throughout this pregnancy and even at my worst I have been accomodated and looked after.

Only you will know how you feel love xx

curiousgeorgie Mon 04-Feb-13 14:30:40

It's at the 02... So a pretty big venue.

I think they're seated but not positive.

miarosemum Mon 04-Feb-13 14:55:54

Yes I have, to see Take That at 8 months and (unborn) dd1 loved it!

Smize Mon 04-Feb-13 14:59:46

I went to see pink at around 5 months. Had seats so no worries on that score but having to wait in massive queues for the toilet was an issue for me and my squished pregnancy bladdersmile

I wouldn't but that's more because I was bloody knackered at 8 months pregnant plus still throwing up grin

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 04-Feb-13 16:22:13

No.

I went to a gig at 12wks with DS and felt so sick with the bass vibrating through me that I couldn't enjoy it properly & we left half way through.

If I remember correctly you're 20something wks atm georgie?
Could you hold off on giving your friend a confirmation until the week before?
You never can predict what your body (or baby!) will want to do!

No, I went to see Robbie at the O2 when I was 13 weeks and it was horrible. I hated the crowds, and the heat in the O2 is immense. I felt so faint that I had to leave for a while to cool down. Lots of non pregnant ladies were fainting etc with the heat, I can only imagine it would be worse when further on

duende Mon 04-Feb-13 18:19:23

I'm wondering the same. DP and I were supposed to be going to see the stone roses in June and I think I will be about 35 weeks at the time. I don't think our tickets are seated and I am a bit worried about the toilets. I remember from my first pregnancy that I needed to wee every 15 seconds at that stage.

GingerDoodle Mon 04-Feb-13 20:24:12

Its obviously very personal but I would!

We saw:

Therapy? (very loud N. Irish band) in a packed venue when i was 13 weeks.

Friends birthday party with very loud live bands at 5 months - only problem was attempting to wear heals all night.

Reading Festival (day tickets) when I was 8 months. Toilets were ming but the girls let me jump. Only naff bit was the walk to /from the car park - cpl of miles when needing a pee having Brackton hicks!

Lady Gaga (seats) at 8 1/2 months. Ladies in the toilet queues were again lovely - made me push straight to the front!

I was also on stage with my DH's band exactly a week before I gave birth at a competition in London.

Maybe I am odd but DD is now 4 months and just fine - in fact I'm debating taking her to see Muse in May!

LoganMummy Mon 04-Feb-13 22:10:31

I would, and did! It was all standing but we phoned in advance and the venue was great - allocated us seats (extra) in the disabled section.
You really need to see how you feel though.

bettybyebye Mon 04-Feb-13 22:17:41

I did! Saw Lionel Richie at the echo arena at 36 weeks, loved it. Also had tickets for pulp at Sheffield arena for when I was 39 weeks but as DS arrived 3 weeks early that ended up being a gig 2 weeks pp (far worse IMO).

Only if seated tickets though.

WildRumpus Mon 04-Feb-13 22:20:03

I was at Wembley arena 2 days past my due date with my first. Do it. Much easier with baby inside than out.

jkklpu Mon 04-Feb-13 22:21:51

No, but more because I'd be in the loo 10 times. Think, too, about your journey - there's lots of walking if you take any public transport route to the O2.

Lancrehotpot Mon 04-Feb-13 22:38:46

Is bass not amplified in fluid? Bit of a shock if you've never heard anything so loud before, then to have it go on for such a long time. Would think it would be possibly stressful for baby and definitely uncomfortable for you!

Gumps Mon 04-Feb-13 22:44:05

I didn't go to see take that as I would have been 35 weeks and I'm quite gutted now. It was at wembley so I was worried about the jostling, tiredness and ruining it for my friends. Wish I'd gone. No worse than looking after 2 rampant ds at home surely?

PavlovtheCat Mon 04-Feb-13 22:48:48

No, I personally wouldn't, but only because I would spend most of the time in the loo throwing up or sitting outside in a quiet area rubbing my indigestion filled belly! I went to Jack Johnson Concert at 6 months pg with DD, but it was calmer and much less base that's for sure! and I went to see Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park with DS at 4 months (and all the bands before that, all afternoon) - i was actually more worried at that concert than the Jack Johnson one, as it was very crowded and no-one could see I was pg. As it happened it was absolutely amazing, I just had to go and rest on the grass for the last hour of his usual 3-hour set as my ankles were sore and swollen! Gutted!

I agree with posters who say work out things like how you will travel there and back, will you have a seat, how easy will it be to get out of there if you need some air, to the toilet, how will you get to hospital from there if you go into labour, can your partner come to you quickly if you need him there (or indeed have your partner on the scene/want him there, don't mean to be presumptous!), how close are you to your friend? will she deliver the baby in the moshpit if required?

I think it very much depends how you are feeling. You might be feeling on top form and ready for a good dance and listen to some good music, or you might be huge and dead on your feet ready to sleep by 7pm, desperate to go home and be miserable.

suburbophobe Mon 04-Feb-13 22:50:24

See how you feel on the night.

Was in Ibiza in the countryside at 6 months, worked till 2 weeks before the birth, could not have dealt with crowds though apart from commuting

ExasperatedSigh Mon 04-Feb-13 22:55:56

I went to Supersonic Festival (really loud drone/rock/experimental music) at 8 months pg. Absolutely loved it and DS (now 4yo) was/is fine. I did take a folding chair with me though, and was very glad of it.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Mon 04-Feb-13 23:03:15

I went to a festival for 4 nights at 34 (or 36?) weeks pregnant. Had a fab time smile

SingingSands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:03:35

I saw Take That whilst 6mths pregnant with DS. Don't think he was impressed, he curled into a tight ball (probably with fingers jammed in ears) and didn't move again until I was on the train home! I don't think he was impressed with my screaming - I'm afraid I did regress to my teenage self for a couple of hours blush

It's completely down to you, are you fit and well? Will you be standing all night and wishing you were sitting, or would you be ok for a couple of hours? Pink is fab in concert, lucky you being offered tickets!

I absolutely would especially if seated and you can get to and from the venue easily. Went to glastonbury when pregnant and also saw Friendly Fires, Fleet Foxes and the MN fave Paul McCartney between 7 and 8 1/2 months pg. I wouldn't have got right down the front, and I only slightly jigged around a bit - got seats when I could. Stewards, and other people at the gigs, were all v kind and friendly.

Countmyblessings Tue 05-Feb-13 00:32:43

Hi it's def a real personal choice and only you can say what's best for your well being and your unborn child!
Concerts are very unpredictable and it can be one silly person pushing etc to maybe put you in a situation you wasn't expecting!
The way I see it its so hard to think far ahead and maybe tell your friend yes and maybe get her to have someone else in mind just in case on that night you may feel its not possible and wouldn't want to drop her in it and
Lose the ticket money!!!!
I'm 34 weeks and can't face going out to the market never alone a concert!!!!
All the best in the rest of your pregnancy!

lostinindia Tue 05-Feb-13 00:36:51

I saw Mercury Rev when I was 38wks. I kept taking breaks to sit down but was fine. Id go for it.

MeDented Tue 05-Feb-13 00:37:18

I saw Meatloaf at 8 months pregnant. Had seats, felt fine, DS was dancing away inside me, he loves Meatloaf now.

chloeb2002 Tue 05-Feb-13 01:42:08

It may depend who and how full on it will be! I am going with my mum to see neil finn and paul kelly on 27th feb... bub will e a elscs on march 14th...

10storeylovesong Tue 05-Feb-13 10:24:08

duende I went to see Stone Roses last June at Heaton Park - absolutely amazing gig and wouldn't have missed it for anything. Just be aware that I've never seen so many drunk/drugged up people in my life in one place together, and it got quite hairy at times with people pushing and shoving especially on the way out which was chaos with crowds storming the fences and smashing them down as they felt they couldn't get out quick enough. They also had to shut the bars early as people were jumping over and pushing the bar staff so they could nick drinks. Like I said, the music was amazing but I'd have been terrified if I'd have been pregnant.

PrincessOfChina Tue 05-Feb-13 10:32:09

I'd go, especially if there's a seat (although be prepared that others around you may dance ;) )

I went to loads of gigs when I was pregnant. The only thing I turned down was an arena comedy gig at 36 weeks as I knew I'd be going to the loo a lot and it's more disruptive for others at a comedy gig or the theatre or something.

I was just thinking "Well OBVIOUSLY, dur", but that's because 'concert' to me means 'Schubert at the Proms' grin <old gimmer>

nancerama Tue 05-Feb-13 10:54:51

I went to gigs all through my pregnancy, including one at 42 weeks pregnant. I was overdue and since all the traditional methods weren't working I thought an evening of loud music and leaping around would work. It didn't.

I felt a bit anxious at his first hearing test too...

CrumbyCrumbs Tue 05-Feb-13 11:34:19

My sister in law went to see Pink when she was 8 months pegnant with my niece, she ha standing tickets and said she got barged around an awful lot but other than that I think she was ok.

KFFOREVER Tue 05-Feb-13 12:59:10

It depends how you feel. If you decide to go make sure you rest lots from the day before. In my experience (35wks now) if ive had a hectic day im exhausted the next day. At 30 weeks i went to a dinner and dance our table was by the band. It was ok at first but after awhile it all got to much ie noise, heat and the crowd so left before it finished. However, i wouldve regretted it if i didnt go at all. If it wasnt seated i wouldnt have went.

specialknickers Tue 05-Feb-13 15:52:15

I did, with a two hour drive each way! We had seats though and it was a bit of an old farts kind of a gig (although still loud) so no jostling. Loved it. Ds is now 3 and I can't see it did him any harm.

curiousgeorgie Wed 06-Feb-13 16:42:20

Thanks everyone for your replies.

She wanted an answer now, maybe i'll be fine but I didn't want to risk wasting the ticket so I've declined hmm

Damn responsibility! wink

Sunnysummer Fri 08-Feb-13 00:16:44

I went to a concert at 18 weeks and spent the entire time stressing about the bass that was vibrating through my whole body and making me feel uncomfortable, let alone my very kicky baby. The jostling and crowds were fine and even the loos weren't so bad, so I'd definitely still be happy to go to another show, but no more electronic /bass heavy music or standing tickets, it just felt wrong!

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