Just popped in from 2nd Tri...Question about Driving!!!

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  1. Jox

    Jox 💙💙💙💝

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    Hello All,

    Hope your all well and pregnancies going ok.

    Im only 17+4 but will no doubt be in 3rd tri before i know it.

    I was just wondering how many of you are still driving or able to drive??? are there many of you that cant???

    Im planning on working up till 20 days before due date and have to drive 40 mile round trip!!

    Just after a heads up really!!!

    Thanks,

    XXX
     
  2. cazza1982

    cazza1982 Mum to a cheeky monkey!

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    Hello,

    I have driven throughout all my pregnancy and I don't seem to have had any problems. After about 36 weeks though, I did tend to keep my journeys short (about town types really) and left longer ones to the DH. I am off out in a short while actually and am only 2 days away from my due date :)

    I think it is a judgement call really; as long as you feel happy driving, then you can carry on as long as you like.

    Hope this helps.

    xxxx
     
  3. Jox

    Jox 💙💙💙💝

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    Thats great to know, i was also worried that i wouldnt be able to fit behind the steering wheel!!!

    hehe

    xxx
     
  4. Silas

    Silas mummy to one :)))

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    Same here its down to your judgement. I'm due next week but will only drive short journeys where I know the area just in case - I also just can't be bother to drive and park mainly especially reverse park!
     
  5. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    I'm still driving now Hun however I am wary now as I'm scared of going into labour lol
     
  6. Jox

    Jox 💙💙💙💝

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    well congrats to you ladies who are now so close to the end!!!

    looks like driving shouldnt be too much of a problem then. Once i finish work i wont really drive anywhere coz OH will be home all the time with me and he will drive every where!!

    Congrats again and good luck!!!

    xxx
     
  7. Hollys_Twinny

    Hollys_Twinny Well-Known Member

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    I was still driving in the morning of the day I went into labour! Had no problems at all x
     
  8. ellie

    ellie Mum to Kalden

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    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    I was bloody huge, but still managed to drive :D drove till or maybe passed my due date.
    I gave up on 250mile car trips at around 32wks.
     
  10. dom85

    dom85 Mum of 2, 3rd on the way

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    Yeah, I'm still driving, have to manovre myself into the car, but once I'm in I'm fine. I've got an adjustable steering wheel so I've moved it up a bit so IF anything were to happen the airbag wouldn't go into my bump. I get uncomfortable with anything more than half an hour though.
     
  11. GersPrincess

    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    I'm still driving too - I have had to lie my seat back a little bit this week so the steering wheel doesnt touch my bump!
     
  12. mom2pne

    mom2pne Well-Known Member

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    I'm still driving and I'm very happy about that! With my twins I had to stop driving at about 30 weeks because i could no longer fit behind the steering wheel. Also I had lots of pelvic pain so i could hardly walk to get to the car and get in. I think I'll be driving till the end. Plus my little guy is smaller than any of my other children were at 36 weeks.
     
  13. JShaw

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    That's my only worry at the moment. I've leaned my chair back and moved the steering wheel up a bit so if the airbag goes off, it's up higher than my bump. Feels like I'm driving a school bus now... LOL
     

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