I am 31 weeks at the moment and have my boyfriend's birthday coming up in a few weeks and I had a crazy idea this morning (could be hormones!!) that we could go to Paris for a night via Eurostar? I would be 34 weeks when we went. We live in london so easy to the station.
We wouldn't plan to do anything crazy, just have a wander round and then grab something for dinner... and home the next daY ... my heart tells me it would be a last romantic trip (with a whale!) before the baby came!
Would I need a letter (like flying?) or special insurance?
On pregnancy the Eurostar website says... Eurostar have no stipulation on this, However we do ask that they consult their doctor before they travel.
All opininions appreciated (including UK Based alternatives!)
I went to a wedding in France when I was 34 weeks...and danced a lot I am sure you'll be fine, and in any case, if you are really worried...the train ride is only about 2 hours, and there are plenty of good hospitals in Paris - I would have my baby there if I could. Have fun!
How's your French? Giving birth in a country with a totally different birthing culture to the one you're anticipating in a foreign language is no picnic. If you're prepared to take that risk go for it.
First labours tend to be long so even if you get stuck in the train (it happens) they'll be able to at least get someone to you!
Identify the nearest hospitals. Work out the key phrases you'll need and translate them. Don't plan on doing too much!
Thank you all very much! I was wondering if I was being over ambitious.
I will certainly look into getting comrehensive insurance (before I book) and identify the nearest hospital to the hotel. I've got a-level french but I don't think that woudl get me very far in a situation of Labour so looking out some key phrases sounds very wise...
Now all I have to do is book the trip... how very exciting! Thank you all x