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road trip at 37 weeks? We're back! 1 child; Washington 636 posts
22nd May '09

So I'm 37 weeks this week and my sister wants me to go on a 4.5 hour drive with her across the state for the holiday weekend. I haven't had any signs of labor coming anytime soon but my mom is still saying she doesn't think I should go. Have any of you made a trip this far along and ended up having problems? I know everyone is different, I'm just wondering if I should just sit this one out. She wants to leave tonight.

Buh Byyyyyye Batman, Turkey 50586 posts
22nd May '09

I wouldn't go.

♥ ♥ ♥ Bossier City, Louisiana 12812 posts
22nd May '09

i wouldent want to be 4 hours away from my drs office at 37 weeks....i tend to have my babies at 34 weeks

TM CPST Due July 25; 2 kids; Hi, TX, United States 10959 posts
22nd May '09

I wouldn't go. Better be safe than sorry.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
22nd May '09

My mom told me that after 36 weeks I should stay within an hours drive of my hospital...
I would ask your doctor.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
22nd May '09

I wouldn't.

FINN'S MOMMA 1 child; El Paso, Texas 7961 posts
22nd May '09

I asked my doctor to take a weekend trip from 38 weeks till 38 weeks and 3 days. He said HELL NO! He said don't travel past 36 weeks ever ever ever. Idk I was bummed but I guess I can understand. He said labor can happen when you aren't expecting it and then you'll end up in a hospital where no one knows you, and you don't have your records with you. I guess better safe than sorry.

♥MyBoobmonk! {EBFB+ 2 kids; Irmo, South Carolina 1169 posts
22nd May '09
Quoting Leilah Jasmyne Hope; 37w:
Crystal*Lexie's mom* 1 child; New Hampshire 4140 posts
22nd May '09

jeesh i wouldn't go. I went on a 9 hour road trip when i was 33 weeks and it didn't go to good i go so car sick and didn't eat well at all.

Bayharborbutcher;; Due September 18; 1 child; 2 angel babies; New York 21749 posts
22nd May '09

I am only 31 weeks and my dr said no to a trip that is 3 hours away.
I wouldn't go.

We're back! 1 child; Washington 636 posts
22nd May '09
Quoting ♥MyBoobman![EBFB]:
*FreeFLYING* 2 kids; Seminole, OK, United States 5363 posts
22nd May '09

IDK! I went 2 & a half hrs away & stayed a week at my parents & was 39 weeks & there is no hospital with in a hr of them. i came home & didnt have the baby til almost 41wks, So its up to you & how fast you can get to a hospital just in case.

Kristen515 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 19594 posts
22nd May '09
Quoting Leilah Jasmyne Hope; 37w:
Layla's Momma! 17 kids; Petaluma, California 3138 posts
22nd May '09

Not a good idea! My doc said 35 weeks. I had my LO at 39 weeks. You may not but your body could go into labor early, then what would you do? I had my check up, with no contractions, then at 3:30am the next morning I went into labor, 4 hours later, I had my daughter. You maybe would not even have a chance to turn around if that happened. I was a first time mom too!

We're back! 1 child; Washington 636 posts
22nd May '09
Quoting Layla's Momma!: