(Closed) Camping while 6 months pregnant — feasible or stupid?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I can’t imagine it being comfortable. I have never been so hot in my life as I started feeling around 6-ish months to present. At 6 months, the peeing, the hot flashes, the sweating, and the uncomfortable sleep would’ve been enough that camping would have been an absolute no-go for me. And we are Jeep people too, so that’s saying something! A cabin would have been acceptable middle ground, because I still felt good enough at 6 months to hike and swim. Just not sleep outside, or get up from a flat near to the ground surface to pee 11 times a night.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@iarebridezilla:  Get a cot? They are usually cheap(ish) and can be found in most department store camping sections. This is will save you from sleeping and getting up from the flat ground.

Not pregnant currently, but you seem to be on top of your pregnancy – I think if you feel up to it now then you won’t have a complete 180 in a month. I would anticipate a few comfort issues and let him know that for the ‘jeep riding’ that you can’t be bounced around like a maniac…but for the regular camping stuff I think it sounds like you would be fine 🙂 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Take this with a grain of salt. DH and I went camping about the same time frame as you would be pregnant. I was at 29 weeks and fell on my belly while we were setting up camp. I felt no movement which was abnormal, little boy was very very active in the womb. We ended up going to the nearest hospital, which also happened to be the Mayo Clinc hospital and ended up staying there for over 6 hours of them watching me. I would not go camping at that late of stage of pregnancy again…

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@iarebridezilla:  I think “glamping” would be okay, but not real camping. I wouldn’t want to be 6 months pregnant without basic conveniences. You know your body best though.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ll be going at 7 months preggo to a boat access only, tent camping campground.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@iarebridezilla:  I think if you have a campground with actual bathrooms and showers, you’ll be fine. 

Really, I just wanted to share an infamous family tale:

My Uncle C wanted his pregnant wife to come with him on a camping trip with our side of the family. His wife, thinking this would be a deal breaker, said “I’ll only go if I can sleep on my own matress!” Yeah, that wasn’t stopping Uncle C. He stuffed their queen sized mattress into the back of his truck & drove them out to the beach. He had a camper shell, so it was wedged in there pretty good. When he got to the campsite the other men conspired to “be too busy to help”, so he had to yank the mattress out, drag it to his tent and figure out how to get it in there all by himself. It was awesome. 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My sister in law was camping when her water broke! 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@iarebridezilla:  Our tent isnt that big either but it needs two people to raise the poles and that is what I was doing, bent down to pick up a pole lost my footing and fell. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How many days are we talking here? I’ve never been pregnant, but even if you can’t sleep well, I can’t imagine it would be too problematic for a night or two?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We camp a lot but usually there’s bathrooms and showers. I don’t think you should stop going camping, especially at 6 months, yes that’s 2/3 of the way through your pregnancy, but I’m pretty sure you can still get around pretty well and still see your toes! The one thing that would concern me is the fact that when you’re pregnant you’re way more likely to get UTI’s and yeast infections and I think when you’re camping and you have to squat at 6 months pregnant you’ll be more likely to hold it for much longer than you normally would. And while I have no problem going a few days without a shower while camping it’s definitely not something you should consider while pregnant. Other than that, just make sure your food is cooked thoroughly and you have plenty of snacks and blah blah blah. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MexiPino:  Haha. Awesome.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

this is tough. I would be extremely uncomfortable. Are you sleeping well? I hope you will be laying on a comfy air mattress and not on the floor because omg your back will be killing you. I think as long as its not “real” camping then you should be fine but theres no way i would have done it pregnant i was uncomfortable the whole time. 

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