(Closed) Traveling while TTC or Pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsDW:  Hi! Would you be ok with going but sitting out on some of the activities and just hearing about them from your DH? 

Post # 4
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsDW: Oh and I would def book it! You never know how long it will take you to fall pregnant and if it does take you a few months you wont be depressed with such a cool holiday coming up 🙂 

Post # 6
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We drove up Mount Washington when I was 5 weeks pregnant and I had similar concerns as you. I did some online research about pregnancy and altitude,  If you are going to be more than 6000 ft (?) for a longer period of time, then you need to take it easy. Descend if you don’t feel well.

I know that tubing and horse backriding are not recommended, possibly the thermal waters if you plan to go in them.

In the first couple of months of pregnancy, I felt like crap most of the day and was glad whenever I could lay down and not move at all.  We did go on a 2 mile walk in the mountains, and I was glad when it was over.  Would you guys consider a more relaxed honeymoon, with lots of pool or beach time? That might be more enjoyable for you if you were in the first trimester.

Post # 7
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

 if flying, ask what periods of pregnancy is not good to fly. Call any airline they should be able to tell you.


Post # 8
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Girl, I’ve been worrying about these type of situations for the past 9 years while TTC.  At first like you, I was afraid to do anything risky….now after that long ordeal, I realize that I would have missed out on a lot.  #1) not saying this is gonna happen to you but I DO understand what you are going through and #2) I still do it from time to time with Darling Husband….almost postponed our motorcycle trip b/c AF was late and I thought the embryo would be shook loose…NOW I’m worried about getting pregnant since we’re going to Oktoberfest in Munich this year….won’t be able to drink!!!  I would book the trip if you guys really want to go….it could be a nice honey/babymoon or a great way to get more practice in!!! 😉

Post # 9
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was advised to travel only during my second trimester and to avoid high elevations. In the first trimester if you are like 90% of women you will be tired and sick. And if god forbid anything were to happen to you or the baby you would be in a hospital in Costa Rica and nowhere near your doctor, so that is why it’s recommended to wait until you are in the safe zone. And then it’s the same for the 3rd trimester. You would hate to deliver a premie in another country with medical care that is much less quality than we have here in the states.

I don’t think you will be able to participate in any of the activities listed, so maybe pick a place that you can go lay by the beach or pool and relax. Also have some nice romantic dinners and spa time.

I would maybe go on your trip and then start TTC or wait until you are pregnant and then book a trip so you’ll know exactly when you can travel.

Post # 10
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can you buy travel insurance that would cover the cost of the Groupon? That might be an option. 

However, I have to say I’ve not been impressed with Groupon/Living Social type vacation packages– they tend to sound better than they are. In your case, I’d be more inclined to put together the kind of package you really want, then add on as you can– so if you aren’t pregnant, you can decide to do a horseback ridning or tubing thing, but if you are, you are wasting the money that you already paid for it. Plus you wouldn’t have this tight deadline on when to buy. 

So, I personally would skip the Groupon and plan your own vacation that would be more flexible for the if and whens.

Post # 11
1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m with @texasbee: live your life because you never know when you might conceive.  I made all sorts of long term career type plans based on when I thought I would be pregnant.  As it turns out though, I’ve had to realize that I don’t have control over this timing — none of us really do.  

Costa Rica is a lovely, safe country and I’m sure you would have a great time even just sitting by the pool while your Darling Husband is adventuring.  That said, maybe a good compromise would be to book something more pool/beach/relaxation oriented.  Unless you love adventuring, in which case go for it!  The travel insurance advice was a good one.

Post # 13
6823 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was 17 weeks pregnant when we got married and we flew to Seattle WA for our honeymoon. I agree with PP don’t put your life on hold for fear of TCC/pregnancy.  Some the activites you listed you may or may not be able to do. Ask your doctor if you do become pregnant before going on your trip what you can and can’t do.  Most airlines let you fly until your 3 trimester. 

Post # 14
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Go for it! We are TTC and have a trip in 3 weeks to Italy. If we get pregnant this cycle I will be like 5 weeks along. We aren’t holding off on anything!

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