(Closed) Taking a vacation in early pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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MrsCbee:  safe to travel as long as you follow precautions on food water etc for the area. Everyone is so different, but I had severe MS from 4wks-12wks so would not have enjoyed a trip after we got the BFP but a couple of the other Nov mamas just got back from amazing vacations in weeks 8-10 or so who weren’t sick at all And they had a ball! You’ll prob be fine for August since you wouldn’t even hit 4wks till Sept, and maybe you’ll even make a baby on the trip! 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think you’ll be fine, unless you had some major issues early on. We had booked a trip to Europe and it turned out that by the time we went I was around 11 weeks and had no problems. The only thing that could be bothersome is if you have some morning sickness as you wouldn’t enjoy it as much but othewise I say go for it! 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just got back from a trip to Peru while I was 7.5-9.5 weeks pregnant.  Our trip was non-stop- hiked the inca trail which is 27 miles in high altitude, camping for four days, went to the Amazon- action packed.  I was lucky not to have morning sickness or be tired at all.  Had I been sick, I still could have done everything but it wouldn’t have been too fun.  My midwife had no issues with us traveling.  She was just worried how I would feel.  But if your going to be sick, you might as well be sick in Mexico!  I say go for it!  

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I say go for it! You only live once, and with all the craziness in TTC, you might as well not put anything on hold. I LOVE Mexico! You will be super relaxed and that will be good for a baby! :o)

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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MrsCbee:  you will be fine. you can travel up until 30 weeks I believe as long its okay with your doctor and you are not a high risk pregnancy. Some airlines may require a note from your doctor if you are beyond 32 weeks. But if you are only 1-2 months, have fun! enjoy. I went to New Orleans for my 30th birthday in January and I was about 4 months along

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

The only thing that would hold me back is morning sickness. I’m just over 7 weeks, and my morning sickness makes me not want to do anything! I had morning sickness from weeks 6-17 during my first pregnancy, so you never know how long it will last. I would probably not try to get a BFP if I had a trip coming up shortly.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Do not put your life on hold for what ifs

If you are pregnant, if you have morning sickness….

There is no reason you shouldn’t go on the trip, even if you are barfing your guts out, you may as well be doing it while sitting on the beach.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I say go for it! Obviously follow the simple precautions and be careful about what you eat/drink, but I think that you should definately take the time to enjoy yourself before the baby comes. Life will be very hectic and you won’t have the chance again for a while. Before booking make sure your doctor is good with it, and that the airlines and resorts don’t have any policies that could effect your trip. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it would be fine!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I think if you can afford it, it’s a great idea. Lots of people go on babymoons! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Just make sure there’s a decent hospital within reasonable distance.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

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MrsCbee:  I’m going to Europe in 2 weeks and (if baby sticks) I’ll be 9.5-11 weeks while away. It’s a little tough, because I know I’m going to have to avoid some foods that normally I’d chow down on, but otherwise I see no reason not to go. If anything bad is going to happen it’s going to happen no matter what my location. I personally have no morning sickness so far, but I think if I did, a relaxing time in Mexico may make me feel better 😉 Good luck with TTC!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

On the one hand go for it, on the other hand I had terrible morning sickness from week 6 on and was utterly exhausted.. so any trip for me would have been a total waste of money. It’s very unpredictable really.

What I would do is book it, but make sure you have an option to cancel (refund, insurance..) if needed.

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