(Closed) Travel when 37 weeks pregnant?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d ask your doctor if it’s even safe.  But it definitely sounds uncomfortable, and I sure as hell woudn’t do it.

Honestly, I don’t think a high school graduation is worth driving 8 hours to attend.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bichon Frise:  I wouldn’t go.  What would happen if you go into labor during the trip or while there?  And if you do NOT go into labor, it would be totally uncomfortable to be sitting in a hot car for 8 hours…not to mention the long ceremony.

 

I think she would understand.  That would be pretty unreasonable not to understand why you couldn’t make it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would probably bow out, just because 8 hours of driving plus a graduation ceremony sounds pretty miserable at 37 weeks. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bichon Frise:  This is the woman who didn’t make it to your wedding or graduation?

 

Don’t go.  You’re going to be ready to give birth….you may even be 1 cm dilated on the day you’re supposed to embark on your trip.  This isn’t you not “wanting” to go, this is you staying near your hospital and doctor.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t go anywhere past 35 weeks myself. That baby could come anytime plus it is not good to be sitting that long when that pregnant. I would just use the excuse your doctor said not to travel to far

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Don’t go. She will get over it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t go; ditto the reasons of the PPs.  In order to indicate how much you wish you could be there, maybe ask for photos or for someone to take video of the graduation, send a thoughtful gift, etc.  Make it seem like you really wish you could be there, cite your doctor as a reason you can’t be, and while she might gripe, she can’t really argue.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t go. If your aunt can’t consider the safety and comfort of you and baby, then you don’t need to worry about her feelings either.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is one of those occasions when you can use your doctor as a reason or excuse not to attend. “I would love to be there but my doctor doesn’t recommend travel at that stage of pregnancy.”

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I probably wouldn’t go, even if I weren’t 37 weeks pregnant….

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t go.  I have a shower 2.5 hours away by plane at 32 weeks and a wedding 6.5 hours away at 33 weeks and I’m worried enough about those.  I see my doctor the week before to make sure it will be okay and I’m prepared to cancel if necessary.  My doctor basically gave me a cut off of 34 weeks for traveling more than an hour or two, so I am just able to squeeze those in.  At 37 weeks you might be ready to pop and you are at risk for delivering away from your doctors and hospital.  Plus, while graduations are important, I feel like the health and welfare of you and your baby are much more important.  I would just tell your aunt that your doctor said you can’t travel that far (which i am sure will be true) and if she can’t accept that then she is being ridiculous and that’s her problem. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Bichon Frise:  I’d give a “maybe”. Baby could come early! You could be on bedrest! Just say “We will do everything we can to be there, but the end of pregnancy is unpredictable.”

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