(Closed) Babymooon @ 7 months – How far would you go?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How far Can You Go for a 3rd Trimester Babymoon?
    7 months isn't that bad. Travel away!!! : (9 votes)
    23 %
    I wouldn't go to Europe, but if you break up the flights you'll be ok : (5 votes)
    13 %
    You'll be ok on one 3-4 hour flight, but a second flight plus all that waiting will be too much. : (10 votes)
    25 %
    Flights over 3 hours are a nightmare! : (7 votes)
    18 %
    You're nuts for traveling that late in pregnancy - but we're ALL nuts anyway : (9 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    5474 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d check with your doctor… I am not sure at what point they suggest no longer flying.  Maybe pick a more local destination so you can drive?

    Post # 4
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally I wouldn’t but a lot my reasoning for not going to far from home that late in pregnancy is I went early with my son. I was 32 weeks almost 33 weeks when gave birth to my son. 

    Post # 5
    5976 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Definitely check with your doctor on flying restrictions. I didn’t think you could fly in your 3rd trimester. 

    We went about 4 hours away from our hospital when I was 32 weeks and my mom was having a fit. It’s not like there aren’t any hospitals where we were going, and it was definitely relaxing for us, but it was just a 4 hour drive, not a plane ride.

    Post # 6
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Check with your doctor, but I felt fine traveling at that point.  I didn’t fly, but I did some long road trips.

    Post # 8
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m 32 weeks now and I feel like I would be fine to travel. However I’m very hesitant on going anywhere that I can’t make it back to my hospital if anything were to happen. Just make sure you think of where you would got for medical care and remember if you were to have your baby early then you would be living there as well until your baby was old enough and healthy enough to fly home, might not be an expense you can take on.

    Post # 10
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i’m flying when i’ll be 34-35 weeks pregnant and my doctor made sure to ask where i was going and how long the flight was. it’s just an hour long flight to another large-ish city so he said it was fine. personally, i wouldn’t want to be out of the country in my third trimester, just in case anything happens. could you maybe try to plan a florida vacay?

    Post # 11
    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @iRun2004:  We’re due around the same time, right?! I’m flying home (back to America…so an overseas flight—or two or three, rather) in December and coming back in Jan. I’ll be 31 weeks when I come back. I need to check the regulations with commercial airlines, but the doctor’s note I have right now says I can travel internationally up until 34 weeks. I will be checking in with him again when it gets closer to that, though, just to make sure everything is okay.

    Post # 13
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I live in Haiti and made a trip to visit my family in Indiana when I was 26-29 weeks pregnant. Traveling was not an issue for me, but my bump also wasn’t that big so I wasn’t feeling uncomfortable at that time.  Now that my stomach has grown (I’m at 37 weeks), I am much more uncomfortable. I know some ladies are pretty uncomfortable by 31 weeks.

    Also, I had no problems with the airlines. As long as you and your doctor are okay with you flying internationally at that point (the dr. will give you a letter to carry), the airlines won’t give you any problems.

    Post # 14
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I traveled to NY City when I was 7.5 months preggo and walked all day everywhere. It was great. I didn’t fly though, drove 6 hours and it was fine.  I felt great during my whole pregnancy.  Everyone is different. Listen to your body.  But I say go for it!

    Post # 15
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Check with your doctor. They can give you the best advice, since they are the ones who are following your pregnancy the closest. 

    Not to scare you, but my water broke spontaneously the day I started my 8th month and I delivered 3 days later…out of nowhere.

    I also read a story of a Australian couple who were visiting in Canada and went into early labour. Their baby was fine, but spent months in NICU. They owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in hospital bills. So, if you do fly to another country, please make sure you have the proper insurance coverage in case you do give birth. 

    Good luck with your decision. 🙂

    Post # 16
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Personally I wouldn’t go far at all!  I’m 7 months or 29 weeks and this Labor Day weekend we traveled to our families vacation home via car.  It was a 3 1/2 hour ride and we stopped every 1 1/2ish to let me get out and walk around.  Up there we were about 20 mins from the house and my right arm started hurting I don’t know why.  So we pulled over and we walked for a bit.  Got back in the car and felt a little better.  On the return trip home I started feeling light-headed. So again we stopped and let me walk around a Walgreens in the AC.

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