Post # 1
For all bees who have already had a baby, this is for you! Anybody can chime in if they’d like of course 🙂
While you were pregnant, how far along were you the last place you traveled?
I’m asking because my brother and his Fiance booked their wedding for Vegas in August…their wedding date I’ll be exactly 36 weeks. I’m a SoCal girl so it’s only about 4 hour via car to get there, but I’m just not sure if it’s the best idea to go.
Thoughts and experiences?
Post # 2
I went on a coach trip 3 hours there then stayed in a hotel for a few days then 3 hours back. I was 35 weeks and gave birth a week later. I had pre eclampsia so I was induced. Providing you don’t have the same, you should be fine.
Post # 3
I went on a 7 hour trip when I was 33 weeks and aside from feeling a little anxious the trip went well. Assuming you are low risk, I’d go. Just make sure you drink lots of water/take breaks to walk. I wore compression socks and didn’t swell at all. I’d also be familiar with a local in network hospital just in case
Post # 4
I travel a lot with work. My last plane trip was 32 weeks and my last trip by car (5 hours round trip) was at 34 weeks. My OB said to stop traveling at 36 weeks. However I think you’d be fine (although a bit uncomfortable) to attend the wedding.
Post # 5
I traveled from US to Europe for a 3 week vacation at 25w pregnant. It was exhausting lol. I don’t think I traveled after that as I had preterm labor issues starting at week 31.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor
I went from CA to Alabama for two weeks from 30-32 weeks. My doctor had said I was fine to travel until 32 and that after that she would prefer I stay within an hours drive. I felt OK until about 35 weeks, after that I wouldn’t have been up for it. Every pregnancy is different though, so between you and your doctor you should be able to make an informed decision about whether or not you should go.
Post # 7
I know way too many people who have spontaneously given birth at or around 36 weeks to consider taking a trip to Vegas at that point.
Is there anyway your brother can do it a little earlier?
Post # 8
Well, Las Vegas has a hospital. Are you driving or flying?
Post # 9
I went on a 4 hour car trip when I was 35 weeks. Pending you are low risk, aren’t planning a natural birth, and don’t have any medical issues, I would go, and would look into hospitals in the area just in case you went into labor!
Post # 10
I just asked my MD about this and she recommended to stop traveling at 36 weeks or so, especially at 38! Ask your MD, they will probably allow you to travel, if you are low risk. Make sure to take your OB medical records with you!
Post # 11
I wish they would of waited til October or so, but…they wanted to do it in August. Already booked so I doubt they’ll change it again.
Post # 12
Driving. I know there’s hospitals there but this is my first, I don’t really like the idea of possible delivery in a hospital I know nothing about and doctor outside of the practice I’ve been going to.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2016 - Beach
I traveled (driving for 10+ hours) at the latest 33 weeks with my first. It was AWFUL! We ONLY made progress while I was sleeping because I had to pee EVERY half hour.
Post # 14
I am 28 weeks pregnant with my first and I am done traveling. My OB said he’s ok with it up until around 32 weeks but I am honestly so exhausted and have to pee so often, I think traveling would just be very stressful and not worth it. I definitely wouldn’t go anywhere after 35 weeks. Potentially giving birth in a strange place away from home (where you then have to somehow travel with a days-old newborn to get home?) sounds like my worst nightmare.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I’ll be travelling around 23 weeks and that’s it for me, I don’t plan on taking any trips by air or long car trips after that. I just don’t think I would feel comfortable on a long journey.