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Will be 30 weeks with nearly 2 year old when we go to Italy. Is it too much for all of us?

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EBenes Tue 05-Aug-08 10:54:50

My mum and dad will be with us, so I'll have lots of help, but last time around I had SPD and probably won't be very mobile. 3 hour flight, car journeys to airports and villa, impatient little dd, and second pregnancy, is this all a recipe for a scary time? Or is it normal and good to get a holiday while I still can?

elmoandella Tue 05-Aug-08 22:17:36

i flew at 28 weeks (airline needed a doctors note)

must admit. the flight out was bearable. but the flight back in i was in a bad way. felt awful. sitting in one spot. baby in awkward position. and for the first and last half hour i couldn't take seat belt off remember. so was stuck there. feeling like i was gonna pass out.

and squeezing in those daft tiny toilets with your bump is not easy.

i wouldn't advise at all!!!

EBenes Wed 06-Aug-08 10:30:22

Oh dear! I have flown longhaul before at 28 weeks (not 30) and was okay but I was very tiny last time around and am definitely not this time - but it's a shorter flight. Still, maybe I should rethink and arrange something closer to home.

elmoandella Wed 06-Aug-08 13:10:24

if nothings booked there's not much point chancing it. be aswell going for something with a flight time of under 2 hours. say france or ireland or spain. italy is almost 4 hours one of the ways.

or just organise something in uk.

save the hassle of waiting in airport.

imagine being heavily pregnant with a ratty toddler and your plane delayed.

plus. you gotta be 100% to get doctors note for some airlines. when i went with ryanair. they insisted i get one. and it must have absolutely no complivations.any sort of bp problems or chance of early labour were a strict no no

EBenes Wed 06-Aug-08 16:56:18

Thanks for the advice! Nothing's booked but it was very well planned, if you know what I mean. The last time I flew pregnant, a 10 hour flight, no one even glanced at me, let alone wanted a note, so I'd better check up this time if we do fly. But I'm sitting here typing this in the heaviest rain of the summer, and wondering if I can stand an English holiday at the end of September.

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