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5.5 months pregnant - going abroad - anything i should be aware of?

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SpringChicken · 07/01/2004 16:00

I am currently 3 months pregnant - going on holiday 18th March at which time i will be 23-24 weeks.

Just wondered if there were any particular sun creams i shouldn't use? If i should try to only be in the sun for short periods of time?

Any suggestions welcome.

P.S Also, how the hell am i meant to get my back brown ???????????????

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SpringChicken · 07/01/2004 16:25

I think it will be the last holiday for a long time full stop!
Am looking forward to it - lots of strolls, walking in the sand, swimming etc.
Being a ladt of leisure, even if it is just for one week!

Thanks for your tip

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morocco · 07/01/2004 17:58

dig a little hole in the sand for your belly to go in - honest to god top tip that is!!

are you going somewhere really hot? I don't know about suncream types but be careful in the sun - your skin is more sensitive anyway and also might get those weird brown spots if you're out in it too much - I cowered indoors a lot and didn't sunbathe at all but I am a bit of a bright white thing at the best of times.

and don't worry - it's definitely not the end of holidays! my second top tip is to go away lots when the baby is still little - it gets harder as they get older (well ds is only 16 months so I can't comment that much)

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fisil · 07/01/2004 18:36

I don't like the sun, so no advise about that. But if you are going anywhere with insects, be very careful about what insect repelent you use. I asked a pharmacist in Boots, and there is one special type that you can use.

And don't be embarrassed about pacing up and down the aisles constantly on the plane!

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udar · 08/01/2004 08:59

Don't get dehydrated - it can cause your uterus to get irritable and may bring on false contractions. This happened to me in New York at 23/24wks and I ended up in hospital on a drip getting 2 litres of fluids pumped into me to stop the contractions.

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SpringChicken · 08/01/2004 09:40

Thanks for the tip about digging a hole Morocco, will have to make sure i get to the beach before DP or he will take the piss out of me, no doubt! BIL has already said i'll look like a beached whale (He's nice really )

We are only going to Lanzarote so shouldn't be too hot in March. Although will defo take you advise on dehydration Udar - i don't drink alot of fluids here so will make sure i am estra careful on hols!

I am quite used to the sun and have darkish skin so not really nothered about myself too much, just wondered if it would effect the baby in anyway (stupid concern, i know)!

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bluestar · 15/01/2004 13:55

Enjoy your holiday springchicken, only don't be so sure it won't be too hot in Lanzarote in March. We went at this time a few years back and it was the hottest March they had known! Whereabouts are you going?

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SpringChicken · 23/01/2004 11:26

How rude of me - i only just remember to check here - usually don't check travel as it makes me depressed!

Going to Costa Teguise Bluestar - apartments are called Playa Bastian.

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madgirl · 23/01/2004 13:14

check out what it's like for babbas and toddlers sc and report back!

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bluestar · 23/01/2004 21:13

Not stayed in Costa Teguise but visited frequently. Sister of a friend owns the Blue Dolphin pub/restaurant which is pretty popular, but usually full of brits. Lanzarote can be a bit windy so might be worth taking a sun tent or windbreaker for the beach for little kids. Enjoy!

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aloha · 23/01/2004 21:50

The baby will be fine! have a lovely time and enjoy every single minute. Get beautifully brown and RELAX!

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