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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:38 AM   1
MamaPerez
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When did you stop driving while pregnant?


I plan on taking a class that ends on August 22 when I'm around 37 weeks. According to my ultrasound, I should be due September 5th, but looking at our conception day, I can also be due late August.

My college is a 30 minute drive from me. I made sure the class I'm taking is in the morning, and it will only be twice a week for class, but I'll be there additional days to use the computer lab.

I suppose I'm just looking for advice as to if I should take the earlier date for this class, but this will mean added stress as I will already be taking two other condensed classes? Or will I be okay hanging it out to 37 weeks? I might try and ask the professor if I could submit homework or take our final the week before so I could stay home, but I need an answer if he won't let that happen.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:40 AM   2
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I drove until that day I went into labor (which was 2 days after my due date). Didn't know you were supposed to stop at any point...



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:41 AM   3
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I wasn't planning on stopping driving at all...I would think it's okay to carry on your plan



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:42 AM   4
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I won't stop unless I can't fit at some point lol



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:44 AM   5
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Why would you need to stop unless you physically didnt fit behind the wheel or a medical problem? I've always drove until the baby has been born and started driving again straight away.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:47 AM   6
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Just to clarify, NO ONE HAS TOLD ME TO STOP DRIVING OR THAT I NEED TO STOP. But I know others do it out of choice to finish up the last of their nesting, to rest and wait, or if they're really active- just in case they go into early labor. My friend was 36 weeks when she had both her kids and they still came out nearly 7lb babies! And I'm just as active as she is.

Also, I was born and raised on Guam. We don't have freeways or highways there. So driving on the freeway has me very nervous a lot of times.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 08:53 AM   7
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I wasn't planning on stopping driving at all...I would think it's okay to carry on your plan
A lot of people I have asked said they drove themselves to the hospital! I'm not that brave, but thank you for your helpful response! I definitely think I'll still carry out my plan, I just wanted the extra opinions of everyone to confirm that it's an okay choice.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 09:03 AM   8
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If your belly fits behind the wheel, then you can drive. I was taking my driving lessons in my last pregnancy, and I took my test at 37 weeks with no problems; I still had a god 4 inches or so between my belly and the steering wheel; AND I haveto sit fairly close to the wheel because my legs are so short

As for the actie lifestyle; I'm not sure that works. I walked MILES each day in the last few weeks of BOTH my labours; the first time I went into labour at 39 weeks and the second I went overdue If your baby isn't ready, he won't come out.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 09:05 AM   9
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If your belly fits behind the wheel, then you can drive. I was taking my driving lessons in my last pregnancy, and I took my test at 37 weeks with no problems; I still had a god 4 inches or so between my belly and the steering wheel; AND I haveto sit fairly close to the wheel because my legs are so short
THAT'S AWESOME! Not many can say they passed a driving test with a baby in their lap! (;



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 09:06 AM   10
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as long as ur safe to drive ie u can fit in car and u havent been getting sharp pains. i drove up until i was induced last time



 
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