(Closed) travelling OOT 2 weeks before due date

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ChocolateLime:  oh, its your Mum, so I would go. I would pack a hospital bag and make sure I took my mat notes and research the local hosptial. I suppose one advantage of the NHS is that provided they have a mat hospital near them, you can give birth there. Will your fiance be there with you too? If so, then I would go, provided you can work out the above. 

Good Luck!!

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ChocolateLime:  I should have said I am in the same situation, I have a wedding hours away from where I live 2 weeks before my EDD and provided I feel well enough to go, I will go. I’ll take my notes and plan to look into where the local hospital is, if I had to get there. 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChocolateLime:  I would try to convince your dad that it would be even more of a surprise to have the party early! Maybe he would move up the date. You can always ask the doctor and then use that advice to make your call (or to convince you dad). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My dr warned me not to travel more than 1 hour away from the hospital within the last 2 months of pregnancy (I think, maybe it was only 1 month). Maybe run this by your dr? Plus who knows how you’ll feel 2 weeks before to sit in a car that long. I would probably tell dad “maybe”   and hope they understand. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

If you don’t mind the possibility of delivering there and you are within minutes of being to a hospital the whole drive, then I say go for it! But I have had not one but two patients in the last few months that have gone on a trip in their last month of pregnancy – one delivered in the car on the way to their rural destination, the other delivered where she was and ended up having to stay there for 3 weeks due to complications with the baby (jaundice and mild rds). So just be prepared, but if you don’t mind, then I say do it as long as your midwife okays it, it is a very important day! =)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChuckNorris:  In the car?!?!!  Woah, I thought that only happened in movies.  Definitely gives future pregnant me (hopefully) something to think about.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I think as long as you are comfortable with the idea of delivering at the hospital by your parents then I would go. A lot of babies are born a couple weeks early so there is a good chance this could happen. But I agree with pp, have a hospital bag and anything else that would be important for a new OB to know about your birth plan ect just in case.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My Dr told me the last month of pregnancy I shouldn’t travel anywhere….

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My doctor advised me not to travel more than 1 hour from my hospital during the last month of pregnancy and he said it was not ideal that I had to travel at 32 weeks to my brother-in-law’s wedding (which I was in). I’d try to get your dad to move the party up.

Most babies don’t come early, but some certianly do. One of my best friends just had hers at 34 weeks… no warning, just suddenly went into labor. I wouldn’t mind giving birth at a different hospital than I intended near my due date, like week 39 to 41, but earlier than that or later… with risks of needing to be in NICU… I’d want to be near my own home.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Was just going to say, when I used to work at a hospital, we got a gal in who was very close to her due date and was about 2 hours away from home…baby popped out in the car right as they pulled up to the hospital door.  It was pretty exciting for a wee little hospital that hardly ever sees any action, haha! Mom and baby were fine, but the on-call doctor was like, “What in the world were you thinking traveling so close to your due date?!” So I would definitely ask your provider first. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@hardtoconcentrate:  Ha, yes, she did. She was in the mountains and it was impossible to get to a hospital in time. Crazy!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I wouldn’t chance it especially if you have a long car drive. 

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