Post # 1
So my husband and I are getting excited to TTC soon, and our agreed-upon actively-trying date is our 1-year anniversary, in mid-October. There is a chance it could happen earlier since we’re getting into a relaxed NTNP phase, but we’d be pretty excited regardless.
The only factor weighing a little on my mind is that my husband really wants to take a week-long trip to country his parents were born in (they each independently immigrated to Canada as teenagers), Italy. He’s only been once as a child, and his grandfather has been in a long-term care facility there for about a year, so he’d really like to see him before his health deteriorates. He’s also fallen in love with the idea of telling his grandparents about our future child, if the timing worked out.
Since we’re out of vacation days for the year, don’t really want to put off TTC, and want to go when the weather is mild but prices are low, our tentative plan is go the first of April, 2015. That way I would be no more than 5.5 months pregnant, and probably quite a bit less. The flight time from here is about 11 hours (including lay-overs where we can leave the plan and walk around).
On a side note, we wouldn’t be booking until January, so if I’m having a rough pregnancy we’d still be able to delay the trip, even if it means delaying it several years.
What are you thoughts? Are we being ridiculously naiive?
Sorry, edited to mention that I don’t drink and don’t care for soft cheese, in case anyone is concerned that I’m naiive about the reality of being in Italy while pregnant.
Post # 2
You can continuously find reason to put off TTC or put other events on hold honestly. There is never a perfect time for anything when you’re TTC. As long as you don’t have a high risk pregnancy I would say you’re going to be clear to fly anywhere, so I wouldn’t worry about it and continue your plans as you need.
Post # 3
anonybee0810: I think your fine to fly at that point….Im from the very east side of canada and I live on the west side…. its literally a 6 hour DIRECT FLIGHT its so far…..if not direct it can be up to a 12 hour day travelling :s I would fly at 5.5 months but probably not past 7. If you are healthy and get an ok from a doctor you should be fine the only thing is if you get large it could be uncomfortable but prob not that early in pregnancy.
Also keep in mind where you are going…. is there any chance there are things you can catch? (like places you can get sick from the food or high risk of a certain things you need shots for?) Pregnany women are 20x more suseptable to sickness and bacteria so Im not sure where Darling Husband is from….
Im in a similar bind right now…. my mom is pressuring me for us to come home for chirstmas (like EVERY time we talk) and Im currently 4 weeks pregnant. We’re not telling family until 12 weeks so she doesnt know, and I’ll be just over 7 months at the time :s I dont think I will be risking that myself (which I know when she finds out she’ll understand) but you just have to do whats right for you!
EDIT: sorry I just read he is from italy 🙂 like my Darling Husband hahaha. I guess your fine on all the “shots” food thing. So ya just see how it goes and even if you are pregnant just talk to your doctor!
Post # 4
anonybee0810: and yes it will be hard to eat there…. but you can always have pizza where everything is cooked 😀 …..we just had dinner at the IL’s on sunday and I had to try to find excuses why I couldnt eat/drink a bunch of stuff LOL… this is gonna be a loooooooooong 2 more months! (DH parents came here when Darling Husband was little…then went back when he was a teenager but couldnt make it work so they came back to canada).
Post # 5
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anonybee0810: We are in a similar position and we keep changing our minds about when to start TTC. Our 1 year anniversary is this November but some friends of ours in the UK are getting married September 2015. If we started to TTC in November we might have a baby before their wedding or I might be too pregnant to fly. Not to mention we already booked a 20 day anniversary/honeymoon trip to London/Paris/Amsterdam over Thanksgiving and I do not want to deal with morning sickness during that trip! So we pushed our TTC date to March 2015 so that I would most likely be in my second trimester when flying for their wedding.
But the more I think about it, the more I think about how miserable I might be while pregnant and being crammed into an economy seat for 8+ hours doesn’t sound like a good idea. So we have also discussed waiting to TTC until the wedding. We kind of like the idea of starting to TTC while in the UK as well.
But in all honesty, by the time we get to March 2015 we may be so ready to TTC we won’t want to wait another 6 months until September 2015.
Post # 6
anonybee0810: I think you’ll be fine. Just TTC when you want to. I traveled at 8 weeks pregnant, 14 weeks, 22 weeks, 27 weeks and 29 weeks. It was fine everytime! I’d say I’ve had a pretty average pregnancy. I just planned ahead with whatever I needed at the time: ginger candies (for nausea), snacks, comfy clothes, compression socks, etc. Good luck and happy traveling!
Post # 7
I agree with the other girls – there’s really no perfect time to have a baby, so I would say do what you were planning to do, and just see how things are in January or whenever you’re ready to book your trip. It could take a month to get pregnant, or it could take many months. You never know. I’ve read that the second trimester is the best one to travel in…but it becomes even more unpredictable when you’re NTNP–that BFP can come way sooner than you expect 🙂
Post # 8
anonybee0810: I went to Denmark, Russia, Germany and Finland 1 day after my BFP and spent 3 weeks there. We also went to Belize when i was 22/23w pregnant. Both were long flights and I did just fine. I was a little slower in Belize but did manage to hike a mayan ruin and have an excellent time. I’d say as long as pregnancy agrees with you the trip shouldn’t be a problem!