I am still in the first trimester so have AGES to go! But before my bfp, oh and I booked a holiday for a week to Spain with a group of friends. Just wondering how you all felt at 32 weeks and if you would have flown?
It depends on you, to be honest. I feel great now (at 31 weeks), but a lot of people at this stage are very tired. I think it depends on what you are planning to do whilst in Spain. If it is lazing around the pool or sitting on the beach, go for it. However, if your friends are all planning on nightclubbing and getting drunk every night, that would not be a fun holiday for a pregnant lady.
Flying shouldn't be a problem at 32 weeks. Check with the airline, but most let you fly until you are 36 weeks. Just remember to wear some DVT stockings.
Most airlines cut off timing is 27 weeks unless it is an emergency and even then they refuse. I know a couple of people who had this, one had to fly to see an ailing father, could not go, she was 32 weeks and another at 33 weeks did not realise she could not fly and was turned away from boarding...
A lot of the UK airlines don't let you fly that late, and certainly not without a doctor's note, so make sure you have good travel insurance just in case. I'm 31 weeks now and feel horrific with a chest infection, but pregnancy wise I'm doing great. I wouldn't feel worn out if it wasn't for being sick and having asthma - so I'm quite puffed out. Mentally I'm doing good and I'm hoping I stay physically fit (touch wood). I can't stand for hours, but I do walk everywhere and go about as normal. I am lucky though. I've stayed active and haven't put on all that much weight so my hips and back are okay, and I haven't got spd (touch wood) - though that is very common.
Another thing you need to be aware of though is the risk of developing pre-eclampsia. Sorry to be a party pooper, but it can strike so suddenly and even if a doctor declares you physically fit I wouldn't want to risk it myself. Earlier though I would say that you would be okay. I flew at 24-25 weeks and was fine and enjoyed my holiday, though found the seats a bit claustrophobic!
gotta check with the airline and the doc. usually they want the docs okay to fly. we wanted to move to hawaii when i am 36 weeks along, my doc just laughed at me, we then asked about 32 weeks and he just said he wont let me fly in the third trimester
Also flying because you need to fly - family reasons, domestic flight, work trip etc. is a lot different to flying for a holiday. For emergency reasons and domestic flights you probably don't have a choice and / or would be able to get identical health treatment to the one your local provider can give you should anything happen. That might not be the case on holiday and also things could change over thr course of the week. If you do go, make sure you take your notes, your doctor's consent and you have pre-cleared it with the airline. x
I just flew (business trip) at 33 weeks and it was absolutely fine. In the US, most airlines will let you fly until 36 weeks. I have felt pretty good through my pregnancy, so my midwife gave me the okay. I carried a note with me to verify my due date, just in case I was asked, but no one inquired about it.
If you do decide to fly, I recommend doing a few things...
Drink TONS of water to reduce the risk of swelling
Get up frequently
Get an aisle seat
Bring your medical records in case something does happen when you're away
I think all in all, you'll need to wait until you're closer to 32 weeks to know how you'll really feel and what your doctor of midwife thinks. It's hard to know at such an early stage
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