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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

We travel a lot being on this island with tons of super cheap weekend getaways nearby. Have to admit my future travel plans seem a bit unclear due to pregnancy. All of a sudden I'm re-thinking things I just do without thinking. Island hopping is so easy but it carries the risk of dengue fever, food poisoning and stuff like that. 

 

Also I'm not great in cars now so I worry about hopping on a bum boat or sailing might bring on more motion sickness than usual. We are booked to do an open water sailing trip to Thailand in September. I know morning sickness is supposed to go away in the second trimester but I have some friends who were just woozy on on moving things all the way through their pregnancy. Anyone have pregnancy travel advice? Stuff that felt great or terrible?

post #2 of 11

We'll be taking a roadtrip next month when I'm about 13-14 wks along, so I hope MS will be gone by then! I flew when I was 11 wks along with DS2 and still suffering from MS and my OB suggested taking dramamine, which I took, and it helped with motion sickness. Dramamine is considered class B, so pretty safe, and I will definitely have some on hand when I'm stuck in the car from 16 hours straight! I would also suggest seabands and ginger as natural alternatives that can alleviate motion sickness.

post #3 of 11
Loveandgarbage- there are actually two different kinds of dramamine. There is regular dramamine, which is dimenhydrinate. The less-drowsy formula dramamine is meclizine. They are both class B drugs, but meclizine has been studied amongst pregnant women a little more than dimenhydrinate. You'd probably want the less-drowsy formula anyway. I took that when I was in labor with Charlie, because I had a 30 minute drive to the hospital and I was terribly nauseous throughout my whole labor with DD because of that drive.

We're going to Chicago in September. After that- nothing.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hmm, worth bringing on the sailing trip for sure. I take children's dimenhydrinate (Gravol) on planes sometimes and it knocks me out for about 8 hours. Apparently I don't need much. :) Thanks for the info both of you.

post #5 of 11

Cool I'll stick with the non-drowsy!

post #6 of 11
We have 3 camping trips planned... one this weekend, one next weekend and one at the end of august. I am feeling a bit netter, but i have a few waves of nausea where i run to the bathroom and dry heave. I will see how it goes with no bathroom close. Luckily, both trips this month have flush toilets. I am also feeling a little tired.... i am a little nervous since i will be chasing my 28 kids around a campsite. I leave on wed. Morning.... yikes.
post #7 of 11

I traveled a lot during my last pregnancy, i went on a cruise (8-9 weeks), a 12 hour each way road trip (15 weeks) and a 24 hours each way road trip. (27-28 weeks)

 

The 15 week trip was the best. 

 

You couldn't pay me to get on a ship again, even a giant cruise ship, pregnant or not after that last experience.   I would not step foot on a smaller boat personally.. 

 

I will also not be taking any more late 2nd/3rd trimester road trips, all that time sitting in the car (pretty much 3 long days each way) caused my baby to flip breech (sitting reclined in the car i guess) and we had a horrible time getting her to turn back .. i also had horrible hip pain that took weeks of chiropratic treatment to 'resolve' (got to where i could function again) ..  
 

my 1st 2 pregnancies we moved while i was 16 and 24 weeks along, i would rather move than go on another trip while pregnant. 

 

aren't i fun? lol i am normally a big travel person, i just can't handle it while pregnant..   we are planning on going camping in september, but we aren't going far because i don't want to combine sleeping in a tent with too much time in the car .. 

post #8 of 11
Last pregnancy we went on a ver long drive on a very bumpy road for a camping trip when I was about 24 weeks, and I flew from Anchorage to SLC and back at 15 weeks. Also flew 30 minutes at 35w6d and had my baby at 36w2d! The driving on the bumpy road was the WORST. Ow.

This time, I know I'll have to fly to Juneau in January, which will be cutting it REALLY close. Might also be headed to SLC again in November.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by etsdtm99 View Post

I traveled a lot during my last pregnancy, i went on a cruise (8-9 weeks), a 12 hour each way road trip (15 weeks) and a 24 hours each way road trip. (27-28 weeks)

 

The 15 week trip was the best. 

 

You couldn't pay me to get on a ship again, even a giant cruise ship, pregnant or not after that last experience.   I would not step foot on a smaller boat personally.. 

 

 

Haha, yeah I'm a little nervous about the 40' boat in open water as I usually have about a 24hour adjustment period where I'm a bit useless and I'm sailing this one so I need to bring my A game. My hubby really wanted to do a Nordic cruise for Christmas but I looked up the policies and apparently pregnant woman aren't allowed on board after 24 weeks. Maybe that's for the best! We're still looking for a good babymoon trip idea for the second trimester and I'm specifically looking for things that won't challenge me in the motion sickness department. Maybe a short flight somewhere and staying at a resort. We almost never do that but this is probably the time to travel lazy.

post #10 of 11
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Update: Have decided to take a little Baby-moon for our wedding anniversary which falls at the end of week 13 for me. I just booked two nights away, very chill but it's nice to have that little light at the end of the nausea tunnel ahead... It's definitely perked me up a bit to have something to look forward to that's not too far off. I just have to keep swimming till then. 

post #11 of 11
I recently got away for a night and it felt good to be in hotel and away from everything. I thought I'd sleep better than I did, though. Even though it's early, I suspect I wake up when baby is doing his or her little exercise routine. My anniversary is also in July... great month to celebrate... congrats smile.gif

Tomorrow, I'm leaving for a 4-day camping festival that dh and I got tix for before I got pregnant. It's only an hour away, so if I need to go home, I'll go home (thinking I'll make it two nights). Kind of nervous about it, but I'll be with my sister and another friend I've told, so I know I'll be taken care of. This is the first time I'm camping with an air mattress, no more roughing it for me!
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