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Glastonbury Festival at 10 weeks pregnant... is it madness?

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pushmepullme Wed 13-May-09 20:42:59

I have just found out I am pregnant I have tickets for Glastonbury Festival. I don't want to waste my ticket (can't refund it now) and am planning to go. Am I mad?

This is my first pregnancy, I am in my late 30's. I am guessing that if I get morning sickness I will still have it at 10 weeks which could be a problem and also that I may be very tired. I have never been into the whole 'getting off my tits' thing, prefering to sit about and watch the world go by and catch a few bands and will have people with me who will be doing the same kind of thing.

Am I just nuts to consider it?

LovelyRitaMeterMaid Wed 13-May-09 20:44:33

I don't think you are nuts to consider it smile.

You may or may not have morning sickness and feel tired. And the fact that you are going with other people who won't be getting really drunk sounds like you will have a good time smile

Frizbe Wed 13-May-09 20:46:11

No! go it will be fun (bar the toilet facilities) Glasto has loads of places to just chill out, you don't have to cram into the throng all the time (or at all if you don't want to) plus if you feel really crap the nct have tents in the kids field, I reckon you'd get tea and sympathy in buckets there smile

Sheeta Wed 13-May-09 20:46:59

Have you been before?

If you're feeling OK, and think you can manage it, then go for it. Glastonbury can be as mental or as chilled as you make it.

if you do go, head for the spiritual areas when you feel a bit overwhelmed and get a head massage or something

I think you'd be crazy to consider v-fest or Reading, but Glasto is a totally differnet kind of place.

If it's horrible when you get there you can always go home

pushmepullme Wed 13-May-09 20:47:29

thanks. I am a regular so I know what to expect from the festival, I just don't know what to expect from the pregnancy grin Maybe I should remain open minded and not go if I feel really bad.

pushmepullme Wed 13-May-09 20:49:00

This will be about my 14th time at Glastonbury smile

thisisyesterday Wed 13-May-09 20:50:23

no you'll be fine. you're pregnant, not ill! grin go and enjoy it, even if you do have morning sickness

wiggletastic Wed 13-May-09 20:52:29

You may not even get morning sickness, I have heard of lucky ladys who never suffered from it. If you do, its unpleasant but shouldn't stop you enjoying it all too much. I think the biggest problem might be the toilet facilities. Early pregnancy can make you want to pee a lot and unhygenic toilets will only make morning sickness worse. See how you feel and fingers crossed for you that you are fine and have a fab time. Oh, and congrats on your pregnancy!!

pushmepullme Wed 13-May-09 20:53:25

but morning sickness can make you feel very ill? I should stop worrying until it happens I think grin

thisisyesterday Wed 13-May-09 21:00:27

yeah it can. but it might not.
i mean, i've felt pretty rough with all my pg's but not had actual being sick, just feeling a bit ill.
am sure you'll be able to shift the tickets if you feel totally wretched

theDreadPirateRoberts Wed 13-May-09 21:00:33

I did it at around the same time. Take some vicks to put under your nose when you use the loos (I so wish I had...). Enjoy - I haven't been back since (but DS now old enough for Latitude - hurrah!)

WorzselMummage Wed 13-May-09 21:08:53

I did Global at 11 weeks with my first baby and it was absolutly hideous but then i had raging morning sicknes and was absolutly exhausted.

I could have done it fine with my 2nd though, i felt great.

You'll probaby have o wait and see i am afraid but your definatly not mad for considering it !

pushmepullme Wed 13-May-09 21:15:26

unfortunately the way glastonbury works you can't sell the tickets on anymore, or get a refund! I will make my mind up on the day we leave I think. Thanks all.

WorzelMummage I was hoping you were going to say 'and it was absolutely wonderful' ha ha! grin

Ninjacat Wed 13-May-09 21:15:35

I'm working at Glastonbury and I'll be 16wks. Just be careful not to get in too tight a crowd where you could get elbowed in the tummy.
If it's all too much just take to the Green Fields and get some R and R.
Take alcohol rub for your hands and recce the cleanest loos (often these are the long drop but there might be posh loos you can buy a pass to when you get there - well worth the £12)
And just in case of MS take a bucket and plenty of wet wipes.
Best of luck.

becksydee Wed 13-May-09 23:44:18

aww, i'm so jealous! envy i usually steward for oxfam at glastonbury, but this year i'll be 32 weeks pg and don't think i'll manage the 8 hour shifts or the camping! (even with the hot showers) hope you feel up to going and have a fab time.

Josie1971 Thu 14-May-09 03:14:24

Fresh air will be good for your morning sickness if you do suffer. (Although not much of that in the loos.) As Ninja says though - steer clear of the mosh pit.

Go and have a brilliant time - you may not feel like going next year!

pushmepullme Thu 14-May-09 07:45:13

Well - I am hoping that next year I can go with my 5 month old grin

Sheeta Thu 14-May-09 09:04:06

pushme - now, that IS madness wink grin

morningpaper Thu 14-May-09 09:05:52

I went on holiday when 10 weeks pregnant and it was okay

I was REALLY fussy with food because so much made me nauseous but I just sucked a chupa chup all day which helped

thelollipoplady Thu 14-May-09 09:44:09

get a pair of travel sickness bands from boots - like wristwarmers - and just keep those on the whole time to beat the MS. you'll be fine.

toomuchpicknmix Thu 14-May-09 10:47:30

never pass up a chance to go to Glasto!
You may not have any or much MS. Even if you do, it is so nice to relax at Glasto it won't be any worse than MS at home.
Enjoy - am envious (am 39+1)smile

sleepwhenidie Thu 14-May-09 10:52:53

No, not at all, go and enjoy it. Madness was me taking 10 day old DS to V festival [shcok].

sleepwhenidie Thu 14-May-09 10:52:53

No, not at all, go and enjoy it. Madness was me taking 10 day old DS to V festival [shcok].

thell Thu 14-May-09 10:58:35

I went to Sidmouth Folk Fest while 11 weeks preg with MS. It was fine - you'll have a great time with your chilled out crowd!
What helped me was to take a box of cereal bars so that I could have one in the tent in the morning before moving, otherwise I felt terrible.

Have a fantastic time!

poetry Thu 14-May-09 11:01:13

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