(Closed) Flying at 10 weeks

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Escape to LA at 10 weeks?
    YES. You only live once...have your last hoorah! : (52 votes)
    100 %
    NO. You'll spend the whole time exhausted and sick...stay home and get some rest! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think it just depends on how much you want to see them and how much you plan on doing while there. I got married and took a honeymoon at 10 weeks. The trip was exhausting getting there but we kept the trip low key and had a great time. 

    Also I fly for a living, so I’m used to flying and never had any nausea etc, but I had bad dizziness when I flew pregnant.  

    Post # 4
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was having a lot of nausea and vomiting in my first trimester and I was flying out of state to visit my mom. I ended up asking my OB for a prescription for zofran to help with the nausea while flying. It definitely made my trip a lot easier!

    Post # 6
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My attending on OB said this once when someone asked her and it kind of stuck with me:  What it all comes down to is: would you really want to miscarry on a plane?  Obviously that would be super rare, but still.  That would be lame.

    Post # 8
    638 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2007

    @harmonyeee: I say go for it! Hopefully your sister and girlfriends will understand and be willing to alter a couple plans if needed. Maybe a sleepover one night instead of a night on the town so you can be comfy on a couch eating ice cream instead of trying to pretend you feel fine in a restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also plans meals around your best time of day – or understand if you choose to skip out of an activity to rest.

    Just cause you are flying out there doesn’t mean you have to overdo it and do EVERYTHING.  Enjoy the things you can. Rest when you need to.

    Definitely look into some nausea meds for the trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I flew from LA to Europe on a 12 hour flight during the first tri, and then from LA to the east coast at 20 weeks.  It was not so bad.  Tell the ticketing agent that you are prego and get sick easily so they will put you in the front of the plane where there is more airflow.  Pack snacks, and drink plenty of bottled water- not the airplane water which comes in a pitcher as it may have bacteria.   I definitely regret not partying more before getting pregnant.  Live it up,  you can have decaf lattes with your friends, and go out to dinners, and out dancing.  At 10 weeks, you are still small enough where it doesn’t seem cumbersome to move around.   Just make sure to get plenty of rest, you don’t have to do every activity and you can turn in early.

    Post # 10
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Omigosh, sooooo do it!  It sounds like it’ll be lots of fun and you’d be really bummed to miss it.  It’s fine, as per my doctor and everything I’ve read, to fly at 10 weeks.  Even if your symptoms are severe while you’re there, they’re usually fleeting (at least I hope) so you’ll still be able to participate in a good portion of the festivities.  Your friends will want you there!  And they’ll understand if you have to bow out of something if you’re too tired/sick.  No worries, have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS.  I plan on going to San Fran soon so I’ve already given myself this talk ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I had the worst morning sickness (like all day) and I traveled from the West Coast to Japan (10 hour flight)  when I was 8 weeks pregnant and returned home at 10 weeks pregnant.  My midwife just suggested that I get up and walk around and drink a lot of water.  Of course, during that long and turbulent flight I got sick and  threw up in the tiny bathroom a couple times. During the trip, I was exhausted, but I just made sure I took it easy.

    So once you get to LA, just take it all in stride and when you’re tired, just excuse yourself from the group activities and rest up.

    Next month we’ll be going to Mexico and I’ll be 25 weeks pregnant.  My midwife said it was safe and have the same recommendations.  I think flying is safe in the first two trimesters.

    Have a good trip!

    Post # 12
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Definitely do it! I just came back from a long trip and found the distraction of good friends actually lessened some of the nausea…I think it’s like a mind over matter type thing in certain situations. That, and a good night’s sleep helped me a lot. Good luck and have fun!!

    Post # 13
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Do it! You’ll wish you had after the baby. ๐Ÿ™‚

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