(Closed) Would you travel at 37wks?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you go on a weekend away at 37 weeks?

    Yes - why deprive yourself!

    No way - you're crazy, what if you go into labor?!

    Maybe...I'll explain below.

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I personally wouldn’t. My first labour was 2 and a half hours so if I had of gone away I would be stuck! Wait and see how you feel, my doctor cautioned against any travel that late though- the last few weeks of pregnancy I stayed close to home and I plan to do the same with this pregnancy- better to be safe than sorry!

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee

    Both of my sons were born at 37 weeks so I would say no. 🙂

    Post # 19
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I agree with the PPs. You can plan on it but when it gets closer to the travel date be honest with yourself about how you’re feeling and cancel if you’re not feeling up to it. The only thing i would suggest is to make sure that, if you’re able to, to have your medical records with you while traveling so that if you were to go into labor and couldn’t make it back to Paris whatever hospital you went to would be fully informed about your condition.

    Post # 20
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I say as long as there is a hospital near to your destination you should go.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @chastenet:  i had a friend come to my wedding at 38 weeks pregnant, and it was a 3.5 hour drive each way… although they had to go via another town, which turned it into a 5.5 hour drive on the way there!! she was fine, they just planned to stop as much as she needed, and let me know that they might need to cancel at the last minute if it looked like the baby was on its way. I think it was fairly tiring – but I think she also enjoyed the distraction 🙂

    I say go for it! You can cancel later if needed.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I personally wouldn’t only because I’d be too afraid of going onto labor & not being by a hospital that my insurance would cover. But if you feel comfortable enough to travel at that stage, then why not! Would a doctor clear you to fly that late in pregnancy?

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I voted no before I read that you were just driving.  In that case, I’d do it if I were feeling up to it.

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would be way too uncomfortable to ride in a car for 3.5 hours not to mention the chance of going in to labor.  I would thank my friends for the invite and stay home.  We just went to the beach, which is 3.5 hours away, and I’m 35 weeks.  This was the last weekend the dr recommended travel that far away, and I was super uncomfortable just about the entire weekend.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I said no, but only because at 33 weeks, I’m starting to feel my body my signifcant changes and my midwife also thinks I might go early. However, at 20 weeks I would have said yes.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @chastenet:  Oh! I guess I didn’t read everything, sorry! I would make plans to go and simply play it by ear as the trip gets closer. If I felt up to it, I’d go! Best of luck!

    Post # 29
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope, I wouldn’t do it for simple reason I went into labor at 32/almost 33 weeks.  I drove 1.5 hours back home while in labor and that is not the easiest thing to do. No way would I leave for a weekend at 37 weeks.

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It may be slightly uncomfortable depending on how big your baby belly is. But pillows sure will help! Like you said your insurance covers it no matter where you are, I would say yes!!

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t read anything into your mothers labour compared to yours, every body and pregnancy is different! Just play it by ear and see how you feel, at 37 weeks I was super uncomfortable!

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