TTC while on a hiking holiday?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Lollybags:  I would go for it! You’d probably be able to find out if you were pregnant or not towards the end of your trip. I was on a ski trip in Colorado (also at high altitude, and coming from Alaska I wasn’t acclimated) after I ovulated and thought I was probably pregnant. It was totally fine. The only symptom I had that early was bloating. Good luck!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been to Peru and hiked the Inca trail… honestly, I would have been too tired to have sex any night on the trail, plus add in the the not showering aspect, and I definitely wouldn’t have wanted to! 

You wouldn’t find out you were pregnant until 2 weeks after you ovulate (so the very end of your trip), and most people don’t have symptoms until they are 6 weeks pregnant (or 4 weeks after you ovulate), so I wouldn’t worry about it, and go ahead and start TTC if you feel up for it!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would go for it.  Most likely it will be too early for major symptoms like morning sickness (usually those are 3-4 weeks after you ovulate) and if you’re already in shape I can’t see the harm.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I doubt you will feel any symptoms if you did get pregnant, so why not.  Just a heads up though, as 

CityBearBride:  said, hiking at that elevation is EXHAUSTING!!!  I live at 7200 feet at home and am really fit, and Peru still kicked my ass.  You also just feel weak and nauseous at least some of the time, which isn’t so sexy.  But hey, if you’re up to it, I’d go for it. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Lollybags:  I hiked the trail (loved it!)  But it kicked my butt.  And we were in tents right next to the rest of our group.  No hanky panky then!  (One of our group was a loud snorer – everyone heard him all night, every night.)  

I loved Cusco!  It is such a great city.  That’d be my bet!  

I don’t think you’d notice straight away that you conceived.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Lollybags:  My DH and I hiked the Inca trail, and thought about it, but honestly, you’re so tired after hiking 10 – 12 hours every day, and there is zero privacy since all the tents are side by side. It’s also not very comfortable on the tiny little mats. 

And, I felt dizzy quite a bit from the altitude, not sexy at all.  

Like PP’s said though, perhaps after a nice long shower in Cuzco, you’ll be ready for some baby making!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Lollybags:  friends of mine got pregnant while backpacking in AUS, I think you’d be fine!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Lollybags:  I agree with all the bees above. If you two feel up for it then go for it! What a fun story to tell someday and a very special “souvenier” to bring home with you! 😉

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