Post # 1
Hi ladies! Since I was lucky to get pregnant right after our wedding we never went on an official honeymoon. We had already been to Mexico in the spring and we fly somewhere hot at least once a year so I wasn’t too upset. I was considering a possible babymoon during my second trimester since it would still be safe to fly and I heard my energy should be back to normal by then. I am from Canada so I was thinking maybe New York or possibly Hawaii. Has anyone gone on a vacation during their pregnancy and would you recommend it?
Post # 2
I went to the Dominican in my second trimester and would definitely recommend taking a nice warm vacation at that time! It was lovely to relax and hang out in pools and eat to my heart’s content. I missed the pina coladas and cervezas but it didn’t bother me too much.
I wouldn’t do NYC, personally, because it tends to involve a lot of walking. I found it hard on my feet when I wasn’t carrying a baby! I dunno though, maybe you’d do it differently. Just something to consider!
Post # 3
I went on a cruise at 22 weeks. It was great. We have a 2 year old that stayed behind with grandma, so it was really a relaxing vacation! It was also early enough that I could still get around easy and go on excursions.
Make sure you check with your doctors first before making plans. Then check rules and regulations on airlines for how late you can fly/travel. just to give an example, the cruiseline we took only allows women on prior to 24 weeks.
Post # 4
I did a 3 week tour through Europe week 22-25 and it was great. Yeah it was a little intense being pregnant etc but I did just fine. A nice relaxing vacation would have been good too 🙂
Post # 5
I did a week ski trip at 14 weeks and it was great! I’d go for it! I felt pretty great during my second trimester, so travel wasn’t an issue.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t suggest leaving your home country during pregnancy in case you needed medical care. I have heard so many horror stories of people who have ended up in the hospital/given birth outside of their country and then had mountains of hospital bills.
That being said, I think babymoons are a great idea. I went on one during both of my pregnancies. It’s nice to get away with just your partner for awhile before baby comes. I would try to avoid anything where you would have to do a lot of walking, and I wouldn’t suggest flying past 30 weeks.
Post # 7
We flew from Alaska to Hawaii (6 hour flight) when I was 28 weeks pregnant. It was totally fine. I got some compression socks for the flight and drank lots of water. We rented a camper van and drove all around the island, hiking and camping in the van for ten days. I was pretty tired and hot but it was still a great time and I’m so glad we went!
Post # 8
I’m 22 weeks and I’ve been on quite a few holidays!
Our holidays fall more into the “lots of walking and sightseeing” category rather than relaxing! It’s honestly been fine. I imagine it will get harder, but I find that I’m totally okay with walking around all day. That said, you won’t really know how you’re feeling until just before! I’m sure you’ll be at least up for relaxing.
Check medical care where you’re going. Our trips have all been overseas, I just check what the healthcare arrangements are in those countries. And I have travel insurance that covers pregnancy.
Even with travel insurance, (as a non-American) I wouldn’t go to the States while pregnant because I’d be concerned about the medical costs. I’m not sure how US healthcare compares to Canada though, so it might be comparable costs for you anyway (it’s certainly not for me!!!). Check your insurance though.
I also wouldn’t go anywhere in the less developed world where hygiene standards are lower and treatment may not be as good.
Post # 9
re: energy “back to normal”. That is the biggest joke. Your energy will be much improved after the first trimester, but far away from normal. I am still active– I am working, I walk at least an hour and a half a day, and I go to yoga. But there is no doubt in my mind that I am much more tired than I was pre-pregnancy. I am telling you this so that you don’t plan some awesome vacation and then don’t feel up for it.
As far as a babymoon– do it! Just pick a place where you can get medical care if you need it and aim for earlier in your second trimester than later. We went hiking around week 22 and it was great. I was slower than normal, but could still do it. We opted not to go international because of health care.
Post # 10
I went to Thailand at 15 weeks, and although I loved it, I wouldn’t recommend an international trip. Maybe it was because I was on an island in Thailand, but I was probably more anxious than necessary worrying what would happen if I had a medical emergency. Towards the end I was very excited to get home and know I could easily go to the ER if needed. Also, be careful with hot/humid weather. I found being in the constant heat and humidity was exhausting and I couldn’t be outside too long without feeling like I was going to pass out (despite being hydrated ). I think Hawaii would be great since you are still stateside, and you can probably find AC relatively easily.
Post # 11
Everyone is different but I felt like myself again in the 2nd trimester. Other than getting sick for 2 weeks, it was a glorious time where you are big enough that everyone knows your pregnant but not big enough to affect movement or energy.
I can’t see why you couldn’t go away. I went on vacation in my first trimester and that is a big NO.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
I’ll tell you in a couple of weeks. We will going to Hawaii first week of December at 15-16 weeks
Post # 13
A friend of mine went to New Orleans for their baby moon, a couple months before she was due. She said she was fine, although was sick for most of her 1st trimester and then finally started feeling good after it was done.
We’re TTC now, but have a trip booked to Vegas at the end of January… so I’ll either not be or will be pregnant then. If so, right in the 1st trimester which everyone says isn’t the worst. But, everyone is different.
Post # 14
Are you my husband in disguise? 😛
We went away when I was aorund 15 weeks to Vegas, but he only “let me” go bc we had booked it before we knew I was pregnant.
I really wanted a beach trip before our baby arrives in early April, but my husband has seen one too many stories on the news about women going into labour at 7 months on babymoons and having million dollar medical bills, so refuses to take me anywhere on a plane, or even across the border.
He did offer to take me to a place a few hours to a Scandinavian spa…a really great idea if I could, you know, go in hot tubs.
Post # 15
We went on a babymoon cruise when I was about 21 weeks. we almost didn’t because we didn’t want to spend the money, but my boss strongly encouraged us to go because it could be the last trip we take alone together for a while. I’m so glad we took his advice and went! It was just for 5 nights to the Bahamas and it literally was the last trip we took alone for like 3 years lol! It felt amazing to be in water and sun pregnant. We even went snorkeling and I had a blast. I was never worried about a medical emergency but that’s because I was feeling pretty great at that point.