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Glasto when pregnant..

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mummasboy Mon 01-Apr-19 13:14:02

I know I am being COMPLETELY unreasonable but

Am I bonkers to want to go to Glastonbury festival when 36 weeks pregnant?!

I need voices of reason to tell me that I am being ridiculous/it will be too much etc

It's my favourite place on earth and would love to be able to tell my son his first Glasto was in my tummy! blush

Silly, I know

Lou573 Mon 01-Apr-19 13:19:49

Wow, I’m all for carrying on with most things when pregnant OP, but I gave birth at 36 weeks. You’ll be very uncomfortable...

londonloves Mon 01-Apr-19 13:22:08

I honestly think you would be mad to do this.

acciocat Mon 01-Apr-19 13:23:46

People give birth at Glasto you know! 36 weeks is fine!

acciocat Mon 01-Apr-19 13:27:34

Actually I’ll add to that: if the weather is boiling then it’ll be hard work- as you clearly know from having been there before, the site is very exposed. But then again you’ll probably get rain grin

I would pitch the tent somewhere a bit more out of the way rather than the busiest places. Take a camping chair. Be prepared to do Glasto a bit slower this year. But honestly life doesn’t stop when you’re pregnant. What would you be doing if you weren’t at the festival? Probably mooching about on maternity leave, sitting in the (hopeful) sun and chilling out. You can do Glasto a bit more in that vein and you’ll be fine. I would avoid the mosh pit though.

lickencivers Mon 01-Apr-19 13:30:11

Im going to lattitude at 37 weeks, youll either be fine, or you wont - have fun though!!

BeanBag7 Mon 01-Apr-19 13:31:53

Pregnant, fine
36 weeks pregnant, no I wouldn't

Matilda1981 Mon 01-Apr-19 13:32:06

I went at 35 weeks pregnant but I only did two nights - hunsband went on the Wednesday with out friends and set everything up and I just went Friday - Sunday - that was enough to be fair!!

Snipples Mon 01-Apr-19 13:36:23

No I wouldn't - having done glasto in the sun a few years ago and in the staff camps so in relative luxury in comparison - there's no way I'd fancy it heavily pregnant. I'd skip it this year and watch it at home.

HighlyUnlikely Mon 01-Apr-19 13:36:36

I nearly went at 35 weeks. Turned out DS made an early appearance and I would have had him on site! Far too crowded for me these days, I prefer watching from my sofa and thanking god I'll never have to be under canvas ever again

TheYellowOctopus Mon 01-Apr-19 13:37:36

I normally go every year, this year I'll also be 36 weeks pregnant and even though I really really want to, I'm not going to go. I feel like this years going to be a hot one and although I'd like to think I could cope I really don't think I'll be up for the miles and miles of walking!

BoobiesToTheRescue Mon 01-Apr-19 13:37:53

For the day? It will be fine! Plenty of food, water and breaks.

But to sleep?

No fucking way. It's painfully enough to sleep in you're own decent bed at that far along. Let alone camping...

MamaBear8686 Mon 01-Apr-19 13:42:26

I went to a festival at about 15 weeks pregnant and even then I was knackered, pissed off and worried about being jostled. At 36 weeks I wouldn't go tbh but that's just me.

Sitdownstandup Mon 01-Apr-19 13:44:19

I would have been so horribly uncomfortable with mine at that stage. It was bad enough on my decent own bed and sofa. And honestly, you're going to be pissing constantly at 36 weeks. You'll end up having to get in bog queues even when you don't need to go, just so that by the time you do need it you've got a toilet available.

Hollowvictory Mon 01-Apr-19 13:45:03

No. If you went into early labour it could be a challenging environment to be in. Plus to uncomfortable. If it rains you can't sit down, if it's hot there's no shade.
Have you been before?

babysharkah Mon 01-Apr-19 13:46:11

Voice of reason - FUCK THAT. It will be horrific.

Have you got a ticket?

ForalltheSaints Mon 01-Apr-19 13:50:34

Just make sure you know how to get help should the baby decide to enter the world then.

whitehalleve Mon 01-Apr-19 13:52:54

You'll spend the whole day queuing for the loo

whitehalleve Mon 01-Apr-19 13:53:07

Again and again

Wallsbangers Mon 01-Apr-19 13:53:35

I couldn't have got up from the floor at that stage so camping would have been a no for me!

How would you get to hospital if you need help? Will your partner be staying sober?

PCohle Mon 01-Apr-19 13:53:48

I don't think you're being ridiculous but I think you'll be wildly uncomfortable and I'd be surprised if you actually want to go when the time comes.

I had to pee approx. every 15 minutes at that stage! Worrying about going into labour and stressing over every twinge would also be a bit of a dampener.

Mesmeri Mon 01-Apr-19 13:54:42

For me, it would be a no. But I hate big crowds and portaloos with a fiery, burning passion at the best of times... and at 36 weeks pregnant, I would not have been enjoying that. If you do go, wear a long skirt with no knickers so you can pee standing without anyone knowing, if necessary (completely mingin behaviour, but an acceptable life saver at a festival...)

SharkSave Mon 01-Apr-19 13:57:38

Sounds like hell for me plus I went into suspected premature labour at 35 weeks with no warning signs.

exWifebeginsat40 Mon 01-Apr-19 13:59:09

could we all stop calling it Glasto please. it makes my teeth itch.

Islands81 Mon 01-Apr-19 14:00:28

I went 2 weeks before dd1 was born. When it was muddy I was too scared to walk around much in case I slipped over. And we had a truck in the middle of site so I could rest somewhere comfortable if I needed. If you’re thinking of going in a tent, I wouldn’t do it. But then I’m snobby about tents pregnant or not grin

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