I'm off on holiday in a week's time and am 26 wks pregnant. Should I take my hospital notes with me? What has everyone else done - original or photocopies? Have come for a GGT test this morning and was scolded (!) for not bringing my notes - apparently I should now be carrying them with me in my bag at all times. Didn't occur to me!
Yes take them. You would be surprised the am out of people that end up needing a little hospital visit on holidays (pregnant or otherwise, it s helpful and recommended to have them) I also had a letter from hospital to say I was ok to fly - was asked for it on the way back- air hostess said you need it from 27/28 weeks onwards and she wouldn't have let me check in otherwise ! (We were in Italy and I was only 26 weeks ) Not sure what they would have done - detained me for the rest of the pregnancy ???!!! Hospital also gave me compression stockings and advised wearing them for the flight. Enjoy your holiday.
My midwife specifically advised me at booking in to take my notes everywhere with me, including on holiday. I'm going away in September and will take the originals but leave a photocopied set at home. Have a great time!
I don't carry my notes with me at all times but I do take them with me if I am going away somewhere. My theory being that you never know what may happen and in the (unlikely) case that you might need to go to the hospital it is better to have all the info ready for them!
Thanks everyone. Have an underlying condition that I go to hospital regularly for and the GGT was due to meds I am on hence not thinking to take my pregnancy notes. Seems obvious now - duh. Might start carrying with me in work bag etc.
Will need dr letter for return flight which I sorted a while ago ( will be 28 wks) and checked insurance yday - First Direct cover as standard. I asked if I have birth and needed medical attention whether I would be covered but also if that extends to the baby and any treadment it needs - answer was yes. My consultant said to check as some do not cover the baby and she knew of one couple who were landed with a bill for £30K .
I was about to post about checking the insurance covers the baby too, but looks like you're sorted I'd put notes in hand luggage rather than a case if you are taking originals, just in case your bags get delayed / lost Have a great trip