(Closed) I have great problems…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I mean, as long as you’re not high risk or having serious issues, why not go? A friend of mine who gave birth last weekend took a week long trip to Italy over Thanksgiving. I just flew home to the states for 4 weeks through the month of December (at 24 and 28 weeks pregnant).

There’s no reason you have to cancel plans just because you’re pregnant.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point

Is there a reason you can’t travel while you are pregnant? I can understand in the late stages, but are you not meant to travel early on? Or are you more concerned with maintaining your leave from work for when the baby comes? If you are pregnant im sure that your in-laws will understand and surely thrilled at the prospect of a new grandchild!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Regardless of your plans to build a family, your in laws have no right to make a family trip mandatory. Just don’t commit to it and back out once you find out you’re pregnant. Tell them now you don’t plan on going. I don’t see why they would flip out on you guys for not wanting to go on a trip?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What kind of inlaws, would choose a vacation over the happiness of having a grandchild? Why do you think they would flip? Sorry, I don’t put my life on hold for anyone. A cruise isn’t a once in a lifetime sort of deal for me, sorry it isn’t.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrsjustinm2b: I’m sure if you get pregnant your in-laws won’t be upset if you are either near due or just gave birth and can’t go. If they are, I think there are bigger issues!

As a Canadian, I understand why you don’t want to travel that pregnant. No one wants to give birth in another country. I know that several airlines will not allow women who are within 4 weeks of their due date to travel unless you can present a really good case. Frankly, if I was that far along, I doubt I’d want to be sightseeing and walking like crazy anyways.

Personally, I wouldn’t plan my pregnancy plans around travel. Do what is best for you. Travel plans can easily be refunded if your IL’s are told well in advance.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I don’t really understand what the issue is?  You say you aren’t TTC yet and don’t want to until August.  You haven’t been very careful, but will be next cycle and up until August.  So chances are pretty slim that you are right now, and I don’t think you should worry about it until you know for sure.  If you get a positive test, then you’ll have to tell your ILs that you won’t be able to go.  If not, it’s kind of a moot point.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

PS.  The limit for flying with most airlines is 36 weeks.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had to cancel a once in a lifetime family trip to Ireland in March, because I’m due April 1. My whole family is going for a wedding and I’d LOVE to go as I’ve never been, but honestly, it’s not the end of the world and the fam totally understands. The chances of you getting pregnant right when you start to try are slim anyway, so I wouldn’t stress it unless/ until it becomes an issue. Also, as long as you’re not so far along you’re too uncomfortable to fly (3rd trimester) you can totally go! I went on a trip when I was 14 weeks and aside from some lingering morning sickness, I was fine.

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