(Closed) Travel at 30 weeks?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you/did you travel at 30 weeks?
    Yeah, no problem : (13 votes)
    57 %
    Yes but I regret it because _____ : (0 votes)
    No way I was too big : (1 votes)
    4 %
    No way I was too sore : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Happy New Year's Eve! : (5 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    412 posts
    Helper bee

    @bella128:  No idea, but what IS the deal with health insurance if you give birth in the US? Now I’m just curious. You’d think that’s happened before enough it would be a procedure. Maybe your national insurance pays the hospital and they figure out costs?   

    Post # 4
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a wedding to go to that’s a 4 hour plane ride away for me in March.  I’ll be exactly 30 weeks.  I just talked to my Dr. and she gave me the all clear to fly until 35 weeks.  She just said she always recommends travel insurance in case you just don’t feel up to it.

    Post # 5
    1778 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We took a babymoon when I was 16 weeks to Jamaica and then a second short weekend when I was around 33 weeks.  It was a 3 hour drive and it wasn’t too bad 🙂

    Post # 6
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We just got back from a 5 day vacation, and I’m 34 weeks! Travel was no problem.

    Post # 8
    9677 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was almost going to go on a trip at 31 weeks but decided to skip it because I can get bad anxiety/stress if there is a lot of turbulence and the only thing that helps me calm down is a few classes of wine.  So I decided to skip it since it was a conference and it didn’t seem worth it to me.  But I think you would be fine! 

    Post # 9
    26 posts

    I traveled a ton between 32 and 36 weeks because I had a bunch of job interviews. Several 6 hour flights and a bunch of 3-11 hour car rides. It is totally doable, especially if you’re feeling decent and have a low-risk pregnancy. Three hours on a plane for a babymoon sounds pretty great to me! I know everyone has a different experience with their pregnancy but for me trying to stay as active and do as many normal activities as possible was really key. I’m still feeling good at 39+3. 

    If you fly, definitely drink tons of water, get up and stretch a lot, and maybe get a disposable heating pad if your back has been bothering you. 

    Post # 10
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @bella128:  I bet travel insurance that covers that specific scenario does exist. And would be a good idea. 

    As to whether or not I would travel then, I would say definitely if my doctor okayed it and I had had a smooth pregnancy thus far. The trip you’re thinking of sounds great!

    Post # 11
    1440 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s more because it’s a pre existing medical condition. 

    Post # 12
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m 31 weeks and would travel now. I wouldn’t go further then 3 hour plane ride Though. 

    Post # 13
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @bella128:  we did a ton of travel during first pregnancy, from when I was about 4-7.5 months pregnant! I’m in Vancouver and did Spain/Portugal for a couple weeks around 6.5 months, then New Brunswick, Nova Scotia&PEI just after 7months. I think we came home around the 31 week mark. Sure I was a bit uncomfortable on the plane, but I usually am anyways. I didn’t have any pregnancy problems and am glad I did all that travel before baby. First plane trip we took with baby was when he was about 5 months old.

    Post # 14
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @bella128:  at 30 you’d probably be totally fine. I’d travel! If you were to come down to Seattle and happen to go into labor, you aren’t THAT far from the border and  chances are labor would be so slow you could probably make it back in time! 


    Of course Vancouver or Victoria you’d be covered on the insurance front, but unless something changes in your PG you won’t be anything but possibly big and uncomfortable at 30 weeks. You’d still have 4 to go before they even consider you full term (I think).


    Post # 15
    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I went to Myrtle Beach around that 30 week mark. It was a short flight (around 2 hours) but it was pretty cramped so I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything longer.

    The trip went smoothly, I felt fine and really enjoyed it.

    Post # 16
    8827 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    just make sure you can get up and walk around on the plane.

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