(Closed) Travel…out of the country…in 2nd trimester…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

wahoo free trip to aruba?!? im jealous lol.  how far along in the second trimester are you? as long as your doctor ok’s it and there are no health problems/risks to the babies i would go. i traveled when i was around 13 weeks when we flew to florida. i did get sick on the plane though but other then that i felt fine. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Aruba is a really nice and calm place to go.  I went to Jamaica during weeks 17-18, so I think Aruba will be an even better choice.  Just get some compression stockings, pack protein rich snacks, and bring a drink for the flight.  Have a great time!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

definitely ask your doctor – twin/multiples pregnancies have a lot more risks, one of which is early labor and you wouldn’t want that happeneing in aruba ๐Ÿ™‚ gl!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We decided to limit my travel to driving distance, and not leave the country, while pregnant with twins – just didn’t want to take any chances on being too far from a good hospital or family if anything happened.  That said, I’ve had a totally complication free pregnancy thus far and other than being uncomfortable on the plane, probably would have been just fine to travel.  I’m sure your doctor will have good advice for you.

A free trip would be totally hard to pass up though!  By the time I hit third tri, I was totally lamenting not going on a babymoon, but I don’t regret our decision.  If you go, I’d just be super cautious about food and water as not to get any bacterial illness that gives you GI issues, etc that could affect the nutrition/health of the babies.

Good luck with your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That sounds awesome. I’d do it, as long as your doctor thinks it’s okay. Cruise lines sometimes have cuts offs for traveling while pregnant that are earlier than the airlines, so just make sure you check before booking anything. (ETA: I just looked it up and it seems the most strict cruise lines (e.g., Royal Caribbean, Holland, etc.) will let you travel if you are 23 weeks or less on the day of embarkation. They will not let you travel if you are 24 weeks at any point of the trip or if you have a “high risk” pregnancy. Other cruise lines are less strict.)

My sister went to Puerto Rico when she was about 26 weeks pregnant and her doctor was totally fine with it, but who knows if it’s different with twins.

I would recommend getting travel insurance, but make sure they don’t exclude pre-existing conditions…I know there are companies that will cover pre-existing conditions if you get the insurance within 24 hours of making the booking. The one time we didn’t get insurance, we ended needing it… my grandfather needed to be flown home via medi-vac and the cost was estimated at 40k!!! Since we couldn’t afford it, my parents had to stay where he was hospitalized for 2.5 months until he was able to travel on a commercial plane. Luckily, we were in Hawaii at the time and there was a good hospital there.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Pending the doctor’s agreement, I would TOTALLY go!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@SFreeman2187:  Sorry babe! ๐Ÿ™  Hope you can still find a way to have a romantic getaway sometime before the little ones arrive. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

SFreeman2187 Congrats on the twins, but I believe cruise lines have a restriction on pregant women. Most cruise lines have restrictions of 24 weeks and on…I think you said you will be 23 weeks at the time of travel, but I would still check with the cruise line.

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