Dh and I plan on taking a short weekend vacation when I am 30 weeks! My dr suggested not traveling farther than an hour from home once I am in my 3rd tri so we will be heading for a town about 45 mins away from our home.
We're going to Auburn this weekend for the spring football practice game. This will be our last 'trip' before Lucas gets here so I'm hoping to enjoy it as much as I can-swelling, heat and all lol!! Have fun at the beach!!
Yes you should be fine in a car at 28 weeks. Trouble is mostly with flying in your third tri, most airlines don't allow it, the increased air pressure can make vericose veins worse, and there is a higher chance of catching a cold.
They do recommend getting out and stretching and moving around every now and then on long trips because pg women are prone to blood clots and those can become dangerous if you sit still for too long. Have a great time, I am sure you'll enjoy it.
We are going to Maui for 8 days when I am 24 weeks. I wanted to squeeze it in before the third tri just in case. I plan to get an aisle seat and get up and walk frequently. I asked a lot of people and most said they were still feeling great at that time.
Yikes, I'm surprised your ob doesn't want you traveling more than an hour away in your 3rd tri. We've booked a family vacation 4.5 hours away when I'm 32w along. My ob practice is pretty laid back so I bet they'll be ok with it. But I better ask at my next appt!
You should be fine going 6 hours. I'll actually be leaving soon to drive 6 hours for this weekend. Not for a babymoon, but we'll be visiting my grandparents. We do this once a month and have kept it up all through my pregnancy. It hasn't ever been a problem.
We will be going for a babymoon over Memorial Day weekend to spend 5 days at a mountain resort in PA. Can't wait! That will prob be a 7 or 8 hr drive. (Come to think of it, we're driving almost 10 hours each way in a couple of weeks to go to GA for my cousin's bootcamp graduation and to see my MIL for mother's day... We travel a lot.) Driving really isn't a problem as long as you have enough room in the car to be comfortable and stop frequently enough for bathroom breaks. Have a great trip!
Every OB seems to be different. Mine said not to fly after 34 weeks but driving is okay. She said to get out and stretch frequently. My back hurts something fierce after an hour in the car. We went to WV this weekend, which is an hour and a half for us. I'm 25 weeks. I have been spoiled rotten. I got a prenatal massage and a facial. My back feels much better.
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