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#1 my4beautifulboys

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Hi, We are planning a family holiday to Fiji or the Cook Islands in July, but all being well i'll probably be 6 months Pg by then, is it ok to travel overseas that far along or not?

#2 mandala

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

It is okay to do so assuming your doctor/midwife has no reason to say it's not e.g. no blood pressure problems, other pregnancy complications.

However, I'd be worried about how I could keep to the food recommendations in pregnancy while overseas. Sometimes there's not the selection while you're travelling that you have at home. I can't speak with any experience about Fiji or the Cook Islands, but anywhere where the water isn't safe to drink from the tap worries me a little.

#3 Wildence

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

yes 6 months is fine. Just make sure you follow your diet, and drink plenty of fluids etc.

I personally think 6 months pregnant is a great time for a babymoon, as you are full of energy in comparison to 1st and 3rd trimesters and can actually sleep at night original.gif

Have fun!

#4 opethmum

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

I went to the Cook Islands when 26 weeks it was fabulous!! I went there for 2 weeks!!
Just have a note from your gp/ob to say you are fit to fly with your passport and there is no worries and also board early to your flight and approach the airline stewards to get priority boarding.
Loved it!

Good luck

#5 Harmonica

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

I went to the Cook Islands when I was 24 weeks pregnant with my 1st - great time to travel and no issues at all.

#6 elizabethany

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

I would get the OK and a letter from my OB, and also double check that the travel insurance covers pregnancy, birth and a newborn if required.  A lot of policies cut out quite early.

#7 Penguin78

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

I am booked to go to Fiji in July when I will also be six months.

I am booked into a resort and have inquired that there will be alacarte meals available, and I will be careful with water.

I am really looking forward it, I think it will be a good time to relax

#8 my4beautifulboys

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Thankyou for youre replies, yes ill be nearly 27 weeks by then, as we were planning on going in early July.

I think it would be a great time too relax, as long as my Dr is happy for me to go. Yes i imagine you would  have to be careful with the water, and just drink bottled water to be safe.

Yes it will be great as this will be our first trip overseas with the children.

#9 scruff101

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

I recently went to the Maldives at 23/24 weeks - was great!

Didn't want to go any later as the travel insurance policy I had only covered unexpected pregnancy complications that occurred up until 26 weeks.

#10 spando

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Op it might be easier if you tried to go just a couple if weeks earlier. I looked at heaps of travel insurance policies and they all only covered until 26 weeks. Someone else might have other info but we did adjust the dates of out trip to ensure we were covered. We arrived back when I was 26+1.

#11 HairyMaclary

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

I was going to suggest checking out insurance too.  I've heard too many stories of people going away at that stage then going into premature labour.  They were covered by insurance but the baby wasn't and premature babies need a lot of very expensive medical care.  

My friend is a nurse and spent some time working in the NICU.  There was a family in there who were visiting from overseas and unexpectedly went into premature labour while here.  The baby was in the NICU for months and the bill they received was quite horrifying (pretty sure it was more than our mortgage).

Edited by HairyMaclary, 16 February 2013 - 05:51 PM.

#12 Fright bat

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

No I wouldn't.

A baby born at 27 weeks in Fiji on an island might not make it. A baby born here might.

I am wary about traveling overseas after 26 weeks.

#13 my4beautifulboys

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

Thanks all for youre replies, well i may be a higher risk pregnancy due to my previous m/c and also my age. I wouldnt like to risk being overseas and something was too happen, especially with all the family.
It might be best that we spend a holiday abit nearer to home, we re in W.a, so perhaps we could travel up to Coral Bay, or Rottnest Island, it would be alot closer to medical help if i was too need it.

My cousin was leaving for a holiday to Egypt and she was 6 months pg, they day before they left she went into premature labour and he was born 3 months premature, he is fine now. But its very luckythey didnt go as i imagine they wouldnt have had the same medical care there?

I dont like taking the children out of school for too long, so that means we could only travel in the school holidays.

#14 ausbokkie

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

I would definitely worry about being on an island with minimal if any medical care - and definitely not the standards we are used to here! WA could be great if you're after a beach holiday.

#15 Mamabear2010

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

I travelled to Fiji at 10 weeks during my last pregnancy. I didn't have any issues following the food guidelines. We ate a la carte at the island's restaurant.  The tap water wasn't potable, but the resort delivered fresh water each day to drink.

The islands I have stayed on have a nurse to provide basic medical care, but you'd need a medical evacuation for anything more significant. It would be a risk if you went into early labour.

Another thing to consider is how comfortable you'd be on the flight. I flew to Melbourne during my last pregnancy at around 26-27 weeks. I couldn't use the tray table because my tummy was in the way. When I stood up, I struggled to squeeze between the seats (again because my tummy was in the way). I was pleased to only have a short flight.  

I hope you find a good holiday destination.

#16 w-emma

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (AvadaKedavra @ 16/02/2013, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No I wouldn't.

A baby born at 27 weeks in Fiji on an island might not make it. A baby born here might.

I am wary about traveling overseas after 26 weeks.

That's why we cancelled an OS trip and booked a Queensland holiday instead.

#17 my4beautifulboys

Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Thanks, yes i think a holiday in Aus or even Qld would be alot safer it anything was too happen.

We live in W.a, i'm not too familiar with nice family holiday places in Qld, but i imagine the Whitsunday' s is very nice?

#18 .Jerry.

Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

I had my baby at 27 weeks, so no, I wouldn't go overseas at that stage in a pregnancy.

It is not common to have a premature baby, but it does happen.  I am glad I had my baby in an Australian Tertiary hospital with NICU.

(I felt perfectly fine and had no issues up until 23 weeks...)

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