(Closed) Travelling in First Trimester

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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274 posts
Helper bee

I’d be a bit hesitant about India. I went to Europe and Canada in the first tri and I wasn’t too worried.

That said, I did 4 x 24hr flights in my first trimester (at 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 9 weeks and 10 weeks) and it was REALLY difficult. Thankfully my morning sickness wasn’t too bad, but the exhaustion and jet lag was intense. I certainly don’t think you should put your life on hold while TTC, but purchase good travel insurance, read the fine print for cancellation, and think about cancelling if you feel really miserable! My trips were for work, so I didn’t really have a choice.

Also, eating while travelling it quite difficult. You’re advised to avoid premade sandwiches, salads, precut fruit etc. It makes eating healthy very challenging!

Post # 18
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807 posts
Busy bee

sua2walt :  My husband and I traveled from Virginia to Thailand when I was 14-16 weeks pregnant. Stay hydrated on the flight, look into compression leggings if you wish. I made sure I knew of hospitals in the area just in case something happened. Otherwise my OB had no issue with me traveling and just told me to be cautious on what I ate/drank.

I was much, much more exhausted than I thought I would be, and round ligament pain took over and I spent much of the time resting. Also, I was getting overheated much easier so I had to make sure to stay out of the heat.

Post # 19
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79 posts
Worker bee

We have had our 4 week Europe trip planned since earlier this year, we actually won it so timing wasn’t our choice. We had just started ttc and I was worried about being too far along if we were lucky enough to get a bfp straight away. We decided we would just let things be and whatever happens. I had been on BCP for 14 years so figured it would take time.

Well here we are 7 months ttc and just got our BFP, I will be 10 wks when we go away so it’s kind of all just worked out, I’ll be 14wks when we get home and we will start to tell all our friends 😃

Post # 20
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575 posts
Busy bee

Travelling per se is not the issue (unless of course you are very sick / tired, which luckily wasn’t the case for me). However, it seems to me that in India you will be constantly worried about the things you are allowed and not allowed to eat and that can be very stressful. Even at home, during the first months, I was freaking out checking out the Danone website to find out whether the yogurt is made with pasteurized milk (it is!, even though it doesn’t say on the package and almost any prepackaged dairy product is as well), but trying to figure out what is safe and not safe to eat in India seems like a nightmare…

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