Gonna ask my doctor… But tell me what you think

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
474 posts
Helper bee

How long is the trip? Are you going to another city (with hospitals) or just driving into the wilderness?

I’ve never been preg but from what I’ve read, and just generally what I think, it seems like it would be fine. Especially if it’s a short trip, and you’re going somewhere with other hospitals. 

& congrats, mama! :}

Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ll chime in!  I personally think if you WANT to take the trip and you have no reason to believe there is an issue currently with blood pressure, you should go. If it were me, I probably would want to just lay out on the couch at my own house, so I’m not sure if I would go, but I think without cause to think something will happen while you’re gone, 34 weeks is early enough.  Worst case scenario- you go to an emergency room if you think something is happening. 

Post # 4
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I can not imagine sitting in a car for that long when I’m pregnant.  You’d have to schedule lots of stops so you can move your legs, keep your blood flowing, and keep your back & pelvis from feeling stiff.  It might take quite a bit longer than 7.5 hours once you factor in how frequently you’ll need to go to the bathroom & stretch out.

Post # 6
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that as long as everything is going smoothly, and your doctor says okay, and you build in extra time in the car for comfort, you should be okay. I would bring copies of your medical records and make sure you have a plan in place in the event you need to get to a hospital down there immediately. 

Post # 7
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

kate02121:  This is exactly what I was going to say. Have your records in the suitcase, know where the hospitals are, and you should be fine! Stopping to stretch breaks are just good excuses for more Sonic! 😉

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