I've also posted this in pregnancy but thought it would be a good idea to post in music as those of you who take Samba Band rehearsals know how loud it can get! I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I run Samba Band. It was the first rehearsal of term today and I've lots of new enthusiatic members. Until today, I hadn't really thought about how it might affect the hearing of my unborn baby - it was very loud and I could feel the vibrations of the drums in my body. I play the lead drum (repenique) which is held by shoulder strap and rests on my lower abdomen.... I'm not sure if I'm being overly sensitive and/or paranoid, but is this level of noise exposure OK while preggers? I've heard that lower frequencies can be slightly amplified by the amniotic fluid. I was just wondering if anyone has taken Samba or played drum kit while pregnant and everything was fine with their child's hearing, or, whether you would/wouldn't take the rehearsals if you were in this situation. Many thanks in advance.