Glasto when pregnant..(63 Posts)
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!
Silly, I know
I went to Reading festival at 33 weeks when pregnant with my first. Toilets were tricky during the day so busy and hard to balance for me anyway. And very tired legs.
In hindsight I should have sold the ticket and stayed at home.
Haha! Oh wow I would NOT have wanted to be camping at 36 weeks, and I LIKE camping.
That said though, if you don't live that far away and you want to go for the day? Why not! Any chance of still managing to book a B&B in town/nearby at this point?
Difficult... I may attempt it in a campervan, but you'd be very uncomfortable camping and queuing with all your bags/tent etc. If you do go, I'd choose a campervan (not the hill of death side), and take it slowly.
Labour not likely to be an issue, there are hospitals nearby and you'd have time to get to them.
I managed to be pregnant etc in the fallow year, luckily, so she's coming this year at just over a year old, not sure I'd attempt it at 36 weeks pregnant though!
Not ridiculous as such but I can't imagine anything I could be less arsed with at 36 weeks pregnant. Everyone is different of course but that would be a huge no from me
No. All that walking! Trying to get out again in a medical emergency would be a nightmare. I couldn't even work in an office any more at 36 weeks, let alone camp.
Honestly I do not think this is a great idea and i love festivals! If you have your heart set on it though just be prepared to spend most of the time around your camp. Glastonbury is huge and there is so much walking! You don't want to be knackered if you go into labour, you'll need your strength.
I went to a festival at 27 weeks and I was fine in the daytime but I stayed in on the evenings as I found being around drunk people quite scary. I didn't want to be accidentally shoved or elbowed or whatever.
If you want to knock yourself out, but allow me to say bugger that. I was a sweaty whale at 36 weeks and that was in December. I'd have dropped with heat exhaustion. And yes probably fallen over in a portaloo and landed in something unmentionable.
I'm a big lover of Glastonbury, went frequently in my 20s, but can't see it being fun!
Only way I'd consider it is in an air-conditioned teepee
God yes that as well @Treacle. Can't count the number of times revellers wending their way back to their tents have tripped on a guy rope and landed heavily on my tent in the darkness at festivals. I'd be worried about getting a really hard knock!
Good luck fitting into a portaloo at 36 weeks pregnant OP.
*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..)
Eurgh. I really wish it wasn't.
How come there's no good behaviour that's only acceptable at festivals?! It's all peeing in horrible places and drunken public blowjobs. Not the nice side of festival life.
I probably wouldn't go at 36 weeks, it sounds horrendous, but I've not been pregnant so I don't have much to go off!
I would have been totally fine. Loads of other people wouldn't. It's a big risk - you might well not be up to going and end up wasting your money.
A friend of mine went at about that stage in 2017. She shelled out for the pre-erected campsite with nicer facilities and people were great about letting her to the front of the line for toilets, water etc... and she had a great time!
Who would you be going with?
Just finished work and I'm catching up on these messages, thanks all.
I do have a ticket, which I need to pay the balance for by this Sunday. DH has one too, and has his mind made up about not going even though I said he could go without me.
Hadn't even considered the toilet situation!! Gosh it'll be awful, won't it. Thank you to everyone that mentioned that in particular.. it's put me right off!
Sadly live far too far away for a day trip.
I'm in awe of the ladies that have said they've done it at similar stages - my friend went at 7 months but then again she is a trained midwife herself and was surrounded by friends who were healthcare colleagues!
I think watching it from home is a good idea this year, will let my ticket go back into the pot for someone else to enjoy! X
You’ve been before so you know the answer to this is weather-dependent!
They have excellent medical facilities (mate who is a nurse volunteers).
Glorious sunny year = yes I probably would
Mud bath year = no way
But then I had an easy pregnancy and I’m taking a little one this year which I swore I would never do - so maybe don’t listen to me 😂 we’re staying in Glastonbury village in a hotel though!
I bloody love Glastonbury but at 36 weeks? Fuck that for a game of soldiers! There's no way I'd have coped with a festival at that stage in either of my pregnancies. I'd have been much too tired, fat, sweaty, uncomfortable with pain in my back and hips, nevermind needing to wee every ten minutes! I'd also be worried about getting help if something went wrong or going into early labour. It just doesn't seem worth it.
If you a generally fit and your pregnancy hasn't been too difficult then why the hell not. Ive done pregnancy festivalling and apart from the tiredness and not drinking its all good. Maybe hire a campervan for the week to save sleeping on the floor. Get a lightweight chair to carry around and their are wonderful orgonisations that do water bottle refills if u buy a wristband for a few quid which saves u carrying around water all day. Eat vegan/veggi only so no dodgy tums and avoid the mosh pit. So many women are put off doing this because of horror stories of giving birth in a field. But i think just be sensible. If u can afford it get a b&b near and commute via taxi if its too much. Good luck and congratulations on your pending bundle of joy.
wait until August and take your newborn to Beautiful Days instead.
Five days at Center Parcs was too much for me at 32 weeks 😂 had horrendous piles from all the walking!
It's a no from me but I assume you already have a ticket so just decide the week before? Give ticket away or sell if you're feeling crappy.
Don't do it.
I went to a festival at 36 weeks with DC4. I had my older 3 children with me plus a friend of DS1. It was a complete mudbath, knee deep in mud and it was actually dangerous to walk around.
In the end we were given a refund after the first 36 hours as it just wasn't possible for me to move around safely. Even with industrial wellies on. On the plus side my kids still speak fondly of that weekend and what an adventure it was
Ah Op I feel for you I was in exactly your position 3 years ago! I had also been before so was very tempted! The decision was made for me in the end as I found at 20 week scan I had low lying placenta and unless it moved (which I couldn't find out til 34 weeks) would be high risk for bleeds etc so I didn't pay balance on ticket. I will say, when I was massive and uncomfortable watching glasto at home on my sofa (with an ice cream) I felt a bit sad to miss out but relieved as it had definitely been right decision. And then I took my son the following year instead which was ace!😊
You won’t be able to drink. You’ll be on your feet for fooooooking hours and walking miles.
The crush of crowds at pinch points will he scary for you.
Staying in a camper would at least get you a toilet and bed - but that increases the walking you’ll be doing.
It’s not worth it. As much as I love glasto being preggers at a festival would be a nightmare. the queue for the long drop, nowhere to sit, getting squished at the pyramid, walking back and forth between there and John peel. It’s too much.
I had to miss it the foo fighters year and will be missing it again this year. Maybe see you next year in the kids field 😂
Not read the whole thread but I say go for it. I was clubbing in Ibiza at 7 months pregnant. Pacha at 3am while sober is an interesting experience. But it was so much fun and I’m so glad I went.
Also the smell of the long drop + morning sickness.
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