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Travel in the 7th month elthebell Gardnerville, Nevada 9 posts
10th Jun '08

My husband is freaking out! We want to go up to South Dakota from Nevada from the 28th of June until July 5th. I'll be app. 29-30 weeks along. We'll be traveling in a black '77 Chevy pickup with no a/c. He thinks that something is going to go wrong. I keep telling him that as long as the doctor says it's okay then it should be fine. I've always heard that you can travel up until your last month, unless you're high risk, which as far as I know, I'm not. Does anyone have any reassurring words for my worried hubby?

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10th Jun '08
Quoting elthebell:
Jennie K 1 child; Greenville, North Carolina 1173 posts
10th Jun '08

My hubby is feeling the same way about us going to the beach during July 4th. Although we have A/C (thank goodness in this 100 degree+ weather), he is freaking out because I'll be 5.5 wks from my due date. Now, unless the doc says something different we're still going to go. My hubby said there is a hospital just over the bridge with a birthing center JUST in case and he's going to call to make sure I'll be able to go there if need be. Plus, we're staying in his families OLD beach house, but I'll be able to relax a bit.

As for you, w/out A/C why don't you buy one of those battery powered fans that will also allow for water to go through it? That's an option if you get too overheated.

Mommy~to~2~and~lovin~it! Due April 4; 2 kids; Texas 4503 posts
10th Jun '08

Well, most will tell you to make frequent stops to walk so your back doesn't hurt more than usual and to drink plenty of fluids. If you are not high risk, you will probably be okay. Since there is no a/c I would dress light so you don't get too hot maybe? Just try to make it as easy on yourself as possible.

......Redhead......... 19 kids; Mississippi 26624 posts
10th Jun '08

I am 30 weeks and i am flying from MS to WA. I asked my dr about it and she said that travel is fine as long as you arent over 34 weeks. But thats for flying. i'm not sure about driving though...

Morgan & Logan 2 kids; College Station, Texas 4825 posts
10th Jun '08

I don't know how long of a drive that is but I would travel 5 hours to my doctors appt one way and then these last 4 weeks I have to be less then an hour away U will be fine

Rugby Baby Due March 6; 18 kids; Sandy, Utah 276 posts
10th Jun '08

You just can't fly after 32 (maybe 34 weeks). Driving should be fine! My doctor gave us permission to fly to Ohio (from Utah) and then do a driving tour to Toronto and back (11 hours). He told me to be prepared to stop and pee every 2 hours. Also to stretch my legs and prevent clots & swelling. Pack good snacks and lots of H2O! Safe travels!!!

Tashara: Just Me 34 kids; Melvindale, Michigan 14137 posts
10th Jun '08
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Grid 4 kids; Ontario 461 posts
10th Jun '08

When I was pregnant with my 3rd we went to Vegas for Christmas. I was due Feb.8 and we left Dec 21. I was told that I could fly before my ninth month.
We were supposed to fly back on Jan 2. but ended up being delayed by 5 days (snowstorms in Toronto) -- by then I was 8 mos. pregnant. I cut it a bit close perhaps :)

Alyssa_the happy mommy 3 kids; Maryland 354 posts
10th Jun '08

I am due the week before you and we're getting ready to drive from Maryland to Florida this friday. I'll be 28/29 wks. Its a 12 hr drive. I'm not worried other than having to make more bathroom stops. Just make sure to bring LOTS LOTS LOTS of water and try to stay cool even though you dont have a/c. even if it means more bathroom stops, water! i wouldnt worry about the traveling though. as long as you take it easy you'll be fine.

Aynsley's mommy 1 child; Mississippi 382 posts
10th Jun '08

i just got back from FL sunday. I am 33 weeks. I just had to make sure that i saw my doctor last week. They check everything, to make sure that it is ok. And they checked to make sure i had not dialated. We drove 6-7 hour drive, but we had a/c. i guess it would be ok. as long as you stop to walk around and go to the bathroom and drink lots of water.