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Travel insurance for partner of pregnant person

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Seventytwoseventythree · 16/02/2020 21:54

Hello,

My husband will be travelling to a wedding in Europe when I am 37 weeks pregnant. He will come back if I go into labour but it will be expensive and obviously we are trying to save. Does anyone know of travel insurance which will cover his return under these circumstances? I have been looking but everything is for pregnant women and I won’t be going.

Thanks!

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delilahbucket · 16/02/2020 21:58

Unless it's a medical emergency he won't be covered to fly back if you go into labour.

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attatiti · 16/02/2020 22:06

I should think the insurance company would view you going into labour at 37 weeks as a foreseeable event.

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Seventytwoseventythree · 16/02/2020 22:09

Thanks I was worried that might be the case. Oh well.

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yikesanotherbooboo · 16/02/2020 22:47

Very hard to imagine this being covered by insurance.

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underneaththeash · 16/02/2020 23:46

He wouldn't be able to get back in time anyway for the birth, unless it's slow. It's really not a good time for him to go away - about 25% are born before 38 weeks.
My DH did go away for a wedding when I was due with Ds3 (when I was abut 37 weeks), but my last 2 children were induced at 41 weeks.

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BarbaraofSeville · 17/02/2020 08:30

He might get back in time, depending on where to and from, frequency of flights and how much money he's prepared to throw at it.

Eg there will be several flights a day from somewhere like Paris, Malaga etc to London or another major UK airport - he could be back in 4-8 hours if he sets off to the airport and books a flight while en route.

Obviously if it's in a smaller Eastern European country with 2 flights a week, much less likely.

But no, you won't get travel insurance to cover this risk, and if you did, it would probably cost as much, if not more than a flight booked at short notice, so if you go into labour while he's away, he's just going to have to suck up the cost.

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