Post # 1
I’ll be 14 weeks pregnant tomorrow and hubby and I were planning on going to Bermuda for a babymoon at the end of March on my birthday, so I’ll be between 25-26 weeks pregnant during the trip.
I have a fear of throwing up so I’m always using gravol on flights, though I haven’t actually been prone to motion sickness in the past. It just helps me sleep and relaxes me a bit as I know something is working towards helping nausea if it kicks in. Now, I keep reading that if you are pregnant then you are more prone to motion sickness and that people who do not otherwise get motion sickness end up throwing up on flights.
Would you mind sharing your experiences if you travelled during pregnancy?
I should mention that I was nauseous between weeks 5-10, then my nausea was on and off until week 11 and I’ve been feeling good since, unless I’m really tired then the nausea comes back a bit. I haven’t thrown up yet and hoping that I won’t since I’m 14 weeks and feeling much better.
I would love to go on a babymoon since we won’t be travelling for a while after baby comes but I don’t want to be super anxious the whole time. In normal circumstances I do much better on long-haul flights due to the size of the plane. This flight is 2 hours there and 3ish hours back, so the plane won’t be as big
Things I’m wondering about:
1. If you travelled during pregnancy, did you get nauseous or throw up on the flight? How long was the flight?
2. Did you have morning sickness at the time?
3. Were you prone to motion sickness prior to pregnancy?
4. If you took medication during the flight (gravol, etc.), did it help?
Post # 2
I haven’t had any morning sickness so far (in my third trimester now) and never struggled with motion sickness before pregnancy. We went to Europe on our babymoon while I was 21-24 weeks (flying from California). I was fine. Also took shorter trips to Vegas and Chicago during my first and second trimesters and was fine. Happy travels!
Post # 3
I did not have an issue with motion sickness prior to pregnancy and haven’t had any issues while pregnant (with either flying or driving long distances). I would say early on I had some troubles with motion (more so watching dizzying things, not actually moving) but it was when I was a,ready horribly nauseous.
Post # 4
I flew during various stages of pregnancy (4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 15 weeks, and 29 weeks… lots of work travel + the last one was a babymoon).
I never really get sick on planes, but in the beginning of my pregnancy (through the 15/16 week mark) I had REALLY BAD morning sickness. Somehow, I was always fine on the plane though… even though being in a car could make me nauseous.
This last trip for our babymoon was a 7 hour flight to/ from Hawaii… and at 28/29 weeks really the major discomfort was turbulence making me need to pee more 😛 It was SO WORTH having the awesome babymoon though!
Post # 5
1. If you travelled during pregnancy, did you get nauseous or throw up on the flight? How long was the flight? I didn’t get nauseous or throw up. The flight was around two hours and then another two hours back.
2. Did you have morning sickness at the time? I didn’t. I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t get sick. I was around 5-6 weeks pregnant at the time.
3. Were you prone to motion sickness prior to pregnancy? No, but one time, I got sick while driving! I didn’t throw up though.
4. If you took medication during the flight (gravol, etc.), did it help? Didn’t take anything.
Post # 6
I had some mild nausea during the first trimester. Traveled at 26 weeks and had no issues.
Post # 7
In my first trimester I got really motion sick in car rides but it let up in my second Tri.
Post # 8
Never got motion sick during my pregnancy, and I flew a few times. It was just super uncomfortable. I also never had morning sickness and never threw up, so it never really was a concern for me. Just take some snacks and make sure you keep something in your tummy the whole time.
Post # 9
I’ve flown a few times during this pregnancy (now 13 weeks) and was fine as far as motion sickness.
I typically do have anxiety during flights in general, but it was nothing out of the ordinary for me.
Post # 10
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I had bad nausea, though never threw up, early in my pregnancy. I have flown several times (at 4 weeks, 6 weeks, then again at like 22 and 26 weeks). The only thing that gave me motion sickness was traveling on a train in Portugal at ~5 weeks pregnant. I get mild motion sickness anyway, so all things considered, it wasn’t too bad.
When traveling, keep some crackers/small snacks on hand and perhaps dramamine as well–that’s what saved me.
Post # 11
I have never had air sickness prior to pregnancy
I took a four hour flight during my first trimester and got air sick. It was awful. I was having morning sickness during that time thou. Still planning to take a baby moon during my 2nd tri. We are only taking a 4 hour flight thou in case I get sick again.
Post # 12
I used to get motion sick as a young child but grew out of it. It mainly happened on windy roads. I have had it recur in all my pregnancies, much to my dismay. I never threw up, just felt terribly nauseous. I have also had this happen on trains while pregnant. I have not flown while pregnant. I’d definitely recommend taking some anti nausea meds just in case. I’d take ondansetron (zofran) or Dramamine. Since you say gravol has worked well for you in the past, that sounds like a good option. I have read studies indicating if you had motion sickness before at some point in your life, it’s more likely to recur during pregnancy.
Post # 13
I did have one horrible flight (felt nauseous) at 4.5 months with my first child, but it was also quite a traumatic time for me and I didn’t eat on the flight so that wouldn’t have helped. I flew 2nd pregnancy at 7 months with no issues. I also suffered from motion sickness as a child.