(Closed) Is it safe to babymoon at these places?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t heard anything about Iceland being affected by Zika.  I’ve had several friends go there recently and have wonderful, affordable trips!

We are going to London, Barcelona and Mallorca in September.  Hopefully that will be a babymoon!!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I can’t comment about where to go there, but I think you should do it. Sounds like fun! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been to Iceland and loved it (although I wasn’t pregnant at the time). I think it would be about one of the safest places to go during pregnancy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I have not been iceland but I will say this, I’ve never heard anyone not love it.  No one has ever said “meh, I thought it was over rated”, or “don’t waste your time in Iceland, it’s dirty and the people are rude” like has been said about virtually every other tourist destination on the planet.  Certainly has never been called unsafe.  

People rave about Iceland and often put it in their top favorite trips.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Another good option from the east coast is Bermuda.  Last I knew it was Zika free.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I wouldn’t trust anywhere in the Carribean or US Gulf right now. Iceland sounds amazing! It’s fine to travel at 5 months, even internationally on long flights. Just get up often to keep your leg circulation going, drink lots of water and get some compression socks for the flight to reduce swelling. My husband and I are going to Ireland over Christmas from the midwest and if this pregnancy sticks (I’m nervous after multiple IVF’s!) I’ll be a little over 5 months when we go. As long as it’s before 28 weeks none of the airlines should give you any hassle, but I’m going to bring a note from my OB just in case they think I’m further along- no idea how I’ll look at 5 months since I’ve never done this before:) Have fun!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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newlywedlady :  DH’s cousin and wife (5 months pregnant) went to iceland for their babymoon after Christmas about 2.5 years ago.  They had a great time.  However, they’re both pretty outdoorsy people.  I don’t think it’s for people that are looking for a warm and relaxing babymoon, but if you’re up for some physical activity, I think it’s a great choice.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Iceland is incredibly safe. It’s cleaner and has less crime than the US. As long as you don’t wander off onto an Iceflow or fall down a lava tube, you’re probably good. (I’ve been three times, and it’s a stunningly beautiful country, but has some slightly unsafe wilderness, so keep your eyes up!)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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newlywedlady :  I hiked a lot while I was pregnant, up until ten days before I gave birth, so hiking even a long ways at just 5 months would’ve been totally doable for me- but if you aren’t very fit or have any issue in your pregnancy hiking might not work for you (although if your pregnancy is high risk it might not be advisable to travel that far anyway). 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went to France and Portugal while I was 6-7 months pregnant. I had a blast except for a super nasty cold that completely took me down for about a week (thankfully, I was staying with family so I mostly slept it off!)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’m jealous, I’ve been wanting to go to Iceland for a few years now. I agree with PP that everyone I’ve known who has gone has loved it. I’ve also heard it’s more of an active trip, though. When I was 5 months pregnant, I felt really good. The morning sickness was mainly over and I didn’t have much of a bump (I thought I did, but it was nothing compared to now!), so I was more active and eating and sleeping better. I definitely noticed feeling a bit more winded when exercising, though, so I’d just say make sure you take breaks and stay hydrated!

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