long-distance travelling while pregnant, thoughts?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You can continuously find reason to put off TTC or put other events on hold honestly. There is never a perfect time for anything when you’re TTC. As long as you don’t have a high risk pregnancy I would say you’re going to be clear to fly anywhere, so I wouldn’t worry about it and continue your plans as you need.

Post # 3
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

anonybee0810:  I think your fine to fly at that point….Im from the very east side of canada and I live on the west side…. its literally a 6 hour DIRECT FLIGHT its so far…..if not direct it can be up to a 12 hour day travelling :s  I would fly at 5.5 months but probably not past 7. If you are healthy and get an ok from a doctor you should be fine the only thing is if you get large it could be uncomfortable but prob not that early in pregnancy.

Also keep in mind where you are going…. is there any chance there are things you can catch? (like places you can get sick from the food or high risk of a certain things you need shots for?) Pregnany women are 20x more suseptable to sickness and bacteria so Im not sure where DH is from….

Im in a similar bind right now…. my mom is pressuring me for us to come home for chirstmas (like EVERY time we talk) and Im currently 4 weeks pregnant. We’re not telling family until 12 weeks so she doesnt know, and I’ll be just over 7 months at the time :s  I dont think I will be risking that myself (which I know when she finds out she’ll understand) but you just have to do whats right for you!

 EDIT: sorry I just read he is from italy 🙂 like my DH hahaha. I guess your fine on all the “shots” food thing. So ya just see how it goes and even if you are pregnant just talk to your doctor!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  shanbp.
Post # 4
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

anonybee0810:  and yes it will be hard to eat there…. but you can always have pizza where everything is cooked 😀 …..we just had dinner at the IL’s on sunday and I had to try to find excuses why I couldnt eat/drink a  bunch of stuff LOL… this is gonna be a loooooooooong 2 more months! (DH parents came here when DH was little…then went back when he was a teenager but couldnt make it work so they came back to canada).

Post # 5
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

anonybee0810:  We are in a similar position and we keep changing our minds about when to start TTC.  Our 1 year anniversary is this November but some friends of ours in the UK are getting married September 2015.  If we started to TTC in November we might have a baby before their wedding or I might be too pregnant to fly.  Not to mention we already booked a 20 day anniversary/honeymoon trip to London/Paris/Amsterdam over Thanksgiving and I do not want to deal with morning sickness during that trip!  So we pushed our TTC date to March 2015 so that I would most likely be in my second trimester when flying for their wedding.

But the more I think about it, the more I think about how miserable I might be while pregnant and being crammed into an economy seat for 8+ hours doesn’t sound like a good idea.  So we have also discussed waiting to TTC until the wedding.  We kind of like the idea of starting to TTC while in the UK as well.

But in all honesty, by the time we get to March 2015 we may be so ready to TTC we won’t want to wait another 6 months until September 2015.

Post # 6
2504 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

anonybee0810:  I think you’ll be fine. Just TTC when you want to. I traveled at 8 weeks pregnant, 14 weeks, 22 weeks, 27 weeks and 29 weeks. It was fine everytime! I’d say I’ve had a pretty average pregnancy. I just planned ahead with whatever I needed at the time: ginger candies (for nausea), snacks, comfy clothes, compression socks, etc. Good luck and happy traveling!

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Post # 7
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with the other girls – there’s really no perfect time to have a baby, so I would say do what you were planning to do, and just see how things are in January or whenever you’re ready to book your trip. It could take a month to get pregnant, or it could take many months. You never know. I’ve read that the second trimester is the best one to travel in…but it becomes even more unpredictable when you’re NTNP–that BFP can come way sooner than you expect 🙂

Post # 8
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

anonybee0810:  I went to Denmark, Russia, Germany and Finland 1 day after my BFP and spent 3 weeks there. We also went to Belize when i was 22/23w pregnant. Both were long flights and I did just fine. I was a little slower in Belize but did manage to hike a mayan ruin and have an excellent time. I’d say as long as pregnancy agrees with you the trip shouldn’t be a problem!

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