(Closed) Travel while preggo

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1813 posts
Buzzing bee

wow, 24 weeks seems really conservative to me unless there are medical issues or risks  I flew to NYC from TX for a fun trip (no family obligations) I *think around 26 weeks.  Everything was great, but I did buy some compression stockings for the flight, drink and @$$load of water and my OB told me to take a baby aspirin.  I also stood and walked.  One thing that sucked was I thought I requested aisle seats, and I go there and had window!  What are the chances that both flights had me by someone else who medically had to be on the aisle…weird.  I personally would probably not fly after 30 or 32 weeks and wouldn’t want Darling Husband flying much after that either.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The ACOG says no flying after 36 weeks.  I’m surprised how conservative your OB is.  Granted I don’t know if you are having complications but I fly for a living at 36 weeks will be my cut off when I’m pregnant.  And that’s about the time that if my husband flew I’d ask him to stick closer.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Will his family take into consideration your not being able to attend if it’s too close to the end of the pregnancy?

I would still go up to about 32-33 weeks, if I was feeling good and had a totally healthy pregnancy. It’s nice it’s only a 2 hour flight too. I’d probably avoid longer flights past 30 weeks. I think I would feel okay with Darling Husband going without me up until 36 to 37 weeks, assuming he could change his return flight and get a quick flight back if anything happened.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you’ll be fine on the earlier flight, but definitely think that 37 weeks for him to be gone is really pushing it. What if the baby comes a month early? It’s a pretty common thing!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I fly A LOT for work but have been trying to cut back a little in the last trimester.  At 33 weeks I was over it (and I’ve had a relatively smooth pregnancy, haven’t gained an excessive amount of weight, etc).  It was suddenly just more than I wanted to do.  I probably could have pushed myself a little more if it were for a fun, family reason like you mention.  My doctor says 36 weeks if there are no reasons to stop sooner but also acknowledged that I could let her know when I was done if I needed her support re: work folks.  I’m about 35.5 weeks now and I’m starting to think that at 37 I wouldn’t want my husband that far away since you’re technically full-term. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Sounds like a good plan to me.  And perhaps you could reply that you’ll be busy, too.  You know, growing a human.  🙂  Hope it all works out!

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