BABYMOON! Would you be comfortable leaving the country at 7 months pregnant?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Foreverblonde345:  I’d go and make sure you are in a “civilized” foreign country. We are going to Belize next month and I’ll be 5 1/2 months pregnant. I’m just going to make sure I drink clean water & stay away from the seafood/questionable foods. We’re on the west coast so we’ll more then likely hit up Hawaii for our babymoon since the flight is only 5 hours from our city. I don’t know of any other tropical places to visit in country. Sorry I’m not much help!

Post # 4
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Yes. We will probably take a long-awaited trip back to Japan (where I lived for a year and visit frequently), Hawaii, or Mexico together at about 6.5 or 7 months. I don’t think I’ll be too super worried about safely, but where we go will depend on my comfort.

Post # 5
9147 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Foreverblonde345:  I would prefer to stay domestic and in a major city so I have access to quality health care should I go into early labor.  I would not travel to a second or third world country but another first world like the UK or France or Canada would be fine.

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I absolutely would, but if you don’t want to, how about Miami or Key West?

Post # 7
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Europe!! Not too far from East Coast and excellent health care. I think a baby moon sounds like a wonderful time for some one-on-one time with the DH before another addition to the family. =)

Post # 8
969 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I thought you weren’t suppose to fly in your third trimester?

Post # 9
3030 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Same as above with the answers.

For those questioning the time frame to travel my CNM told me for the last month (37-40 weeks) to not travel more than 2 hours from home and not more than 1 hour from a major hospital.  Healthy pregnancy, 30 yo, no issues.

At 34 weeks (8 months) I will be flying solo 2 hours each way to visit family in a major metro US city.  Chance of delievery at less than 36 weeks is < 1%

Post # 10
2823 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would definitely go, but if you aren’t feeling the idea of leaving the U.S. maybe check out some other destinations.

Post # 11
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would go as long as it was somewhere with good medical care and clean water. I wouldn’t go to any poorly developed nations.

Just make SURE taht your travel insurance will cover obstetrics, labor and delivery and NICU just in case. Many explicitly do not cover them. 

Post # 12
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m going to Mexico for my sister’s wedding at 29 weeks!  My doctor sees no issue with it!

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