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lots of braxton hicks at 36 weeks - safe to travel?

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queasy Thu 04-Jun-09 16:32:20

We were planning to go to visit relatives either this weekend or next (when I'll be 37 weeks). It's a 5 hour car journey. should I attempt it or is that just crazy...I'm getting loads of braxton hicks which suggests things are happening down there, but I had them with first pg too and it didn't mean ds came early...I know it's kind of at my own risk but would love some advice.

simpletwistoffate Thu 04-Jun-09 18:00:28

If it were me, it wouldn't be the braxton hicks that would put me off, but the 5hour car journey... Its a LONG way, and if its just for the weekend, thats another 5 hours back which could be a killer.

In the end, you are the only one who can decide if you feel up to it, but I'm sure no one would expect you to do such a long trip at 37wks.

Make sure you have time to rest up - good luck with whatever you decide, but make sure you also take plenty of breaks if you do go.

justlookatthatbooty Mon 08-Jun-09 18:25:04

At 33.5 weeks I'm being a total princess and refusing to go to any functions or family gatherings whatsoever until at least October. If people want to see us they have to come to us (and stay in a hotel. I think women need to do far more claiming of their rightful rest in late pregnancy. Everyone else should be getting down at our feet and bringing us everything we desire IMO.

The very thought of a 2 hour car journey let alone 5 hours + socialising (however nice they are) at the end of it is enough to make me want to lock myself in a room of my own and speak to people through the keyhole only if I have to.

Just my take on the matter!

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