Post # 31
I traveled to Costa Rica when I was about 5 weeks pregnant (I didn’t know and wasn’t trying). I hiked, ziplined, and did a lot of activities. I didn’t have any pregnancy symptoms until later in my pregnancy. My first trimester wasn’t that bad, just some nausea and a lot of fatigue. However, I felt much better in my second trimester. I didn’t really travel in my first trimester after my Costa Rica trip. You are allowed to travel up until 34 weeks if you’re have one and I think 30 weeks if multiple as long as you don’t have complications. I just came back from Italy (9 hour flight) and I’m 25 weeks right now. I walked a lot in Italy, but I would say hiking might be a little too much if you’re later in your pregnancy. I’m going to Hawaii in August when I’ll be 30 weeks. I plan on sitting on the beach and that’s about it. The one thing is that you can’t eat poke bowls if you’re pregnant. The food restrictions are what gets to me. I think you will be okay to travel, but I would say try to do it in your second trimester. If you get pregnant in the next month or so, you should in the second trimester by October.
Post # 32
Just from my personal pregnancy experience, I probably would stop TTC until you get back. I actually got pregnant on our last vacation, and always had in my mind that I wanted to keep traveling during pregnancy. I had some bleeding from a subchorionic hematoma around 7 weeks which would have totally freaked me out, more than it already did, if we would have been abroad when it happened. We had a hiking trip planned in September across the country, which would be in the middle of my 2nd trimester, but we canceled and I’m relieved we did. I would hate to overdo it and end up in a strange hospital with complications. But that’s just how my perspective has changed now that I’ve had some scary bleeding.