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Holiday to Spain at 34 weeks pregnant. Am I mad?

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mrsclaus100 Fri 24-Mar-17 15:11:58

Expecting dc3 and tying to squeeze in one last holiday before the chaos begins. We are going to a friends apartment so all very convenient and just a short 1.5 hour flight for us. I have gone 2 weeks over due with both Dc1 and 2 so don't felt this one will be any different, although I appreciate things can happen. Just needing some reassurance that I'm not barking mad and taking a big risk???! Obviously travel insurance will need to be arranged to cover pregnancy related stuff including potentiometer birth and need a fit to fly certificate from the gp. Aaaarhh I'm starting to wonder if I've done the right thing. Any experience please greatly appreciated!

flippyflapper Fri 24-Mar-17 16:10:17

Hmmm im not sure.

Are you aloud to fly that far on?

Dc 1 and 2 wwre both late had to be induced. Dc3 out of nowhere no pre warning came at 34 weeks

namechange20050 Fri 24-Mar-17 16:11:34

What time of year will this be?

FlaviaAlbia Fri 24-Mar-17 16:16:35

Have you checked that you can get travel insurance that will cover you for that period? I think mine stopped at a certain point though I can't remember when...

user1483387154 Fri 24-Mar-17 16:17:22

The airline may not let you fly that late.

chicaguapa Fri 24-Mar-17 16:35:16

I would go. It's only Spain and plenty of babies are born there so even if you're early, what could go wrong? Just take your notes with you and EHIC card just in case.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 24-Mar-17 16:39:20

Not sure of you will be allowed to fly. Even if you are you may very well need a letter from your GP.

SellFridges Fri 24-Mar-17 16:41:25

I think you'll find it hard to find travel insurance, but beyond that it's up to how comfortable you feel about it.

harleysmammy Fri 24-Mar-17 16:52:14

I was supposed to go to spain when i was 33 weeks (now im 35), didnt wanna go as im petrified of planes but to shut my nagging nan up i phoned the airport to ask about flying when pregnant just on the off chance they would say i was too far along. They said none of the airlines they have let anyone fly over 34 weeks so i could fly out but wouldnt be let fly back to wales. My midwife also said that far along its not a good idea medically either, not just because you can go early unexpectedly x

mrsclaus100 Fri 24-Mar-17 22:35:14

Just to clarify, I can fly and have checked the policy with the airline. I will need a letter from the GP which I have had in my last pregnancy when I flew at 27 weeks. I have also checked and I can get insurance so this wasn't really a question of practicalities, more about whether you would or not.

mrsclaus100 Fri 24-Mar-17 22:36:49

Namechange it'll be late may

ScarletSienna Sat 25-Mar-17 00:08:10

I wouldn't but my dc was born at 34 weeks and other babies we met in the NNU were born earlier. I know that it is not that common to have a premature labour but now I have had one, I wouldn't risk it!

Misty9 Sat 25-Mar-17 00:15:34

I flew to Spain at about that stage with dc2 and it was fine. They did ask for my gp letter on the return leg though. DD finally turned up 9 days over anyway. Enjoy!

calimommy Sat 25-Mar-17 02:38:45

I went to Portugal at 33weeks with DS2. Its absolutely fine if your healthy etc. The only thing for me was that DS1 was sick while we were there so it made the trip exhausting. But if we were in Europe this time I'd go again.

FreeNiki Sat 25-Mar-17 02:48:52

What could go wrong if her baby is born in Spain? Waiting to get a passport to be able to come home with the baby. Being stuck in Spain with 2 other children and a new baby. What about her partners job if he cant get more time off. The disruption of missing return flights and booking 5 more seats.

You could be stuck there a while.

beingsunny Sat 25-Mar-17 02:57:20

I travelled overseas at 36wks, if you are feeling well and are organised regarding nearest hospitals and the like I would def go.

All that laying around in the sun and enjoying myself would be hard to pass up grin

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 25-Mar-17 08:04:25

27w is very diff to 34w

Personally no i wouldn't go abroad at this time

Reading some threads think there was a Devon one possibly wedding at 36w

That I would go to as not abroad

Yes unlikely to go into labour eep with 3rd child but I wouldn't risk it

And surprised airline agreed - I thought after 32w they say no

FlaviaAlbia Sat 25-Mar-17 08:19:20

I wouldn't personally, because my last birth was a bit scary and I can't speak Spanish, so if it happened again, I wouldn't be able to understand the midwives or doctors during the birth. Saying that, DS didn't arrive until the last possible moment before they would have induced me, 42+something..

Naughtyfrog Sat 25-Mar-17 08:43:25

I did this with my first, had a Spanish speaker in the group though.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sat 25-Mar-17 08:50:42

I drove back from Spain at 37 weeks at the end of August.
Dd arrived 3 weeks later. .
Just take your notes.

Littlecaf Sat 25-Mar-17 08:58:00

Were going to France this year and I'll be 33 wks returning when I'm 35 wks. I am really not at all worried.

Babymamamama Sat 25-Mar-17 09:04:44

I wouldn't. But go for it you seem motivated to do it.

breasttobottle2016 Sun 26-Mar-17 00:53:06

I flew at 35w to Spain. It's fine.

Personally I would go IF you are going to a place with excellent medical facilities. If you're going to a small town, no way. But Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza etc - all fine.

HeddaGarbled Sun 26-Mar-17 02:13:03

I wouldn't.

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