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To go to Rhyl when pregnant

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Jayne266 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:06:31

I am currently 38 + 1 and wanted to pop to Rhyl to see my brother which is roughly a hours drive away. My mum and dad are not happy with this and think it's too risky and my dh just thinks I need to judge it on the day.
I didn't even think twice but am I being silly to go ?

Idliketobeabutterfly Sun 07-Aug-16 21:08:29

I went an hour plus away at same stage. Don't see huge issue.

tibbawyrots Sun 07-Aug-16 21:08:56


Floggingmolly Sun 07-Aug-16 21:09:59

What dangers lurk in Rhyl? Lots of people commute for an hour or longer, don't they?

Idliketobeabutterfly Sun 07-Aug-16 21:10:36

Also they have hospitals in Rhyl... I think

JedRambosteen Sun 07-Aug-16 21:10:48

Is anyone coming with you who could drive you to hospital or home if things kick off?

HappyAsASandboy Sun 07-Aug-16 21:10:50

At 38 weeks I was still commuting 2 hours each way to work!

If you feel capable of doing it then go. Take your notes with you, and know where the nearest maternity unit is. If labour comes while you're away and you can't get back, your partner will only have an hour to travel to get to you smile

Flisspaps Sun 07-Aug-16 21:10:52

Go! You might have another 4 weeks to go yet, do you parents expect you to remain housebound until the birth?! Do they not realise people in Rhyl manage to have babies perfectly fine?

dylsmimi Sun 07-Aug-16 21:11:44

Sounds ok if you feel up to it. Would it make them feel better if you ensure you have a topped up mobile and your notes and bag in the car?
If you go over it could be another month before the baby is born (sorry!! grin )

Fairylea Sun 07-Aug-16 21:12:14

What? confused

We live in south Norfolk and our hospital is an hours drive away. It would be like people never having babies in our part of the world..!

Sassypants82 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:12:36

Eh... Absolutely go. Is this your first? Unlikely you'll go early if it is.

DramaAlpaca Sun 07-Aug-16 21:13:22

In the nicest possible way, it's Rhyl you're driving to, not darkest Siberia.

usual Sun 07-Aug-16 21:15:32

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Catsize Sun 07-Aug-16 21:17:21

I have heard that people have been pregnant before in Rhyl.

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Aug-16 21:17:55

The thread title made me laugh too!

It reads as if the OP is worried about catching a disease from the locals grin

Jayne266 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:18:10

See I thought it was just me but the people around me seemed worried. Getting a bit sick of getting treated like I might break but I guess it's only because they care. I will be going with ds (4yrs) my dh will be at work. And yes there is hospitals I can go to if required.

monkeysox Sun 07-Aug-16 21:20:00

Take notes and hospital bag with you. No problem.

Jayne266 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:21:04

I am loving the responses I didn't realise the title made me sound I was going to the dark depths of Wales. Thank you all I thought I was being silly to not even question going but you are all confirming my parents alternative thoughts to mine x

EnquiringMingeWantsToKnow Sun 07-Aug-16 21:21:20

Bloody hell, when did Rhyl get Zika?

usual Sun 07-Aug-16 21:23:11

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Idliketobeabutterfly Sun 07-Aug-16 21:24:03

I hated pregnancy but great going out in last weeks as ppl always assumed you would go into spontaneous labour. Great to see freaking out stranger and friends/family.

ilovesooty Sun 07-Aug-16 21:25:51

I thought Rhyl had become dangerous for pregnant women grin

ProfYaffle Sun 07-Aug-16 21:28:48

Fairylea snap, I'm in South Norfolk too, was going to post the same thing!

Rhyl's probably best avoided whether pregnant or not though ;)

herecomesthsun Sun 07-Aug-16 21:29:20

Just watch out for the Welsh cakes. Oh and mind the bara brith.

Lucyccfc Sun 07-Aug-16 21:29:39

I drove to Leicester (3 hour drive) to go and watch a football match the day before my due date. No big deal driving an hour away for you. Just make sure you have petrol and a fully charged mobile phone.

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