Hello everyone. I am new here. After TTC for 2yrs DH and I found out a couple of weeks ago that we are expecting in Oct. (6wks) V excited but being very quiet as don't want anything to go wrong etc. Now I know you will think I am mad but we are off to Italy , yes flying, for a ski w.e this w.e. I am v experinced caucious skier, never take risks etc. I am still going - plan to maybe do one or two easy slopes and sit in the sun lots! We are going in a big group and only a couple of people in the group know so I am happy that they will prob think I am being lazy ..I know the truth and thats all that matters heh! I am scaring myself silly about flying & the whole thing. Doc says its ok - not exactly long haul! Will do the flight socks and +++water and walking about thing. Does anyone have any views? All thoughts welcome!
Hi CPT - confgratulations!!
I think flying is fine in pregnancy, in fact in early stages I have done longish flights to the US. I'd recommend you get an aisle seat in case you need the loo a lot and you may want to walk around a bit.
Enjoy your trip!
I'm sure you'll be fine...I flew twice when expecting ds, once to the states (7+ hours) and once to Malta (3+ hours), and the biggest problem I had was where to put the flop down table for my food on the Malta trip as I was 6+ months and 'bump' kept getting in the way
Congratulations CPT. I flew at 9-10 weeks with both my first and current pregnancies, with no side-effects. Didn't bother about flight socks as it was only short-haul. Can't advise on ski-ing, but sounds like you have a good approach. Have a great time and enjoy a child-free weekend while you can!
I flew to India when I was 10 weeks pregnant. I checked it out with my consultant and he said go, it will be teh last time you relax on holiday until they are 18! He said to take those funny little aspirin's, even though they say no aspirin but as they are so small they can do no harm. Drinks loads of liquid move around as much as you can. We ended up with a lot of turbulance on teh way out so had to sit tight for over four hours, which means did a lot of seat in front kicking with my moving around.
If everything you were told was to be believed I think none of us would ever venture out of the front door from conceivement to birth.
Have fun and drinks lots of hot chocolate with extra cream and flake
Flying will be fine at that stage but you might want to take ginger biscuits or ginger/lemon slices to add to hot water in case of morning sickness.
I flew loads at that stage and was fine except for the nausea. In case you encounter the air stewardess who tried to help me with a home remedy when I was really nauseous on one flight, bear in mind that hot milk REALLY doesn't help one bit!