Post # 1
This is my 2nd pregnancy. First pregnancy went well up until 38.5 weeks when I had to have an emergency csection due to high blood pressure. Baby was also beginning to be in distress and was forced to have csection due to failure to progress.
This time around, when I’m 34 weeks I will be taking a trip that is 7.5 hours away, by car. A few people I’ve told are freaked out about this and think it’s risky. What do you think? I figured I’d be okay since I will only be 34 weeks.
Post # 2
How long is the trip? Are you going to another city (with hospitals) or just driving into the wilderness?
I’ve never been preg but from what I’ve read, and just generally what I think, it seems like it would be fine. Especially if it’s a short trip, and you’re going somewhere with other hospitals.
& congrats, mama! :}
Post # 3
I’ll chime in! I personally think if you WANT to take the trip and you have no reason to believe there is an issue currently with blood pressure, you should go. If it were me, I probably would want to just lay out on the couch at my own house, so I’m not sure if I would go, but I think without cause to think something will happen while you’re gone, 34 weeks is early enough. Worst case scenario- you go to an emergency room if you think something is happening.
Post # 4
I can not imagine sitting in a car for that long when I’m pregnant. You’d have to schedule lots of stops so you can move your legs, keep your blood flowing, and keep your back & pelvis from feeling stiff. It might take quite a bit longer than 7.5 hours once you factor in how frequently you’ll need to go to the bathroom & stretch out.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I will be traveling to Houston for a weekend. It would probably be a good idea to leave extra early to account for the times I will need to stop and stretch or use the restroom.
Post # 6
I think that as long as everything is going smoothly, and your doctor says okay, and you build in extra time in the car for comfort, you should be okay. I would bring copies of your medical records and make sure you have a plan in place in the event you need to get to a hospital down there immediately.
Post # 7
kate02121: This is exactly what I was going to say. Have your records in the suitcase, know where the hospitals are, and you should be fine! Stopping to stretch breaks are just good excuses for more Sonic! 😉