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Shooting while Pregnant?


6 pointer
Sep 20, 2010
Central Kentucky
I have heard some concern about lead particles in the air bring a possible problem. That would worry me more in an indoor range where ventilation might not be good.


12 pointer
Sep 25, 2005
Robertson Co.
The amount of lead in the air is almost none existent with modern ammo. I would be more worried with the shock wave and sound. Stay with a shooting bench with vice and smaller cal hand guns, best advice is what already told to ya by others. Ask your OBGYN.

Fat Tony

12 pointer
Oct 10, 2005
Anderson Twp & Goforth School
Lead would be my top concern. It's a contaminant. Not a big deal for us, but little ones...I'd recommend my wife stay away from ammo and shooting. For me, just too important to risk...worth the short term inconvenience of holding off on hitting the range.

Personal decision, however.


12 pointer
Jan 22, 2006
Auburn, KY
Come on guys I thought KY hunt was a full service forum with this OBGYN advice!

I think it shouldn't be a big deal but consulting her doc will be done.

Since she's already prego...what's the problem?;) I don't understand.:highly_amused:


Staff member
Sep 25, 2002
Savoring the smoke
Just remember the hearing protection and everything should be fine



12 pointer
Sep 23, 2009
Laurel County
My wife was in the same situation earlier this year. We didn't do it. I believe babies, during development, don't begin hearing until around 16 weeks or something like that. Also, the handling of lead bullets was also a question. I can't tell you to do it or not to do it, but the way I see it....Is it a must that she take the class now? I mean there is going to be other classes you can take. If I wasn't for sure, I wouldn't do it. That would be the only sure fire way to know for sure no harm can be done is to not take it until the child is born. Just my opinion though, so take it for what it's worth.

EDIT: Hell I didn't look at the date this thing was posted, so the information I gave is probably useless as ta tas on a bore hog...
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12 pointer
Nov 2, 2009
Exiled to West Virginia
Being that the OP was 10 months ago he shouldn't have to ask the OBGYN anything now expect when I can get back on it. I'm in the same boat. Come on 12/23!

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We ought to be asking this guy two questions now:
1. Did his wife end up shooting whilst prego?

2. If so, is the baby okay.

That pretty much constitutes a scientific study doesn't it?

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