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My sister-in-law is getting married in Oregon on April 19th. We live in Arizona and my due date is May 25th. We haven't bought plane tickets yet but currently DH and I are planning that I will go. If I don't go DH will take DD and the two of them will go without me. Some other considerations are that I'm suppose to be making the cake and during my last pregnancy the doctor finially induced me at 41 weeks (resulting in an emergency c-section), other than that I have totally healthy pregnancy. So with that information, would you go?
Technically you can fly whenever. Airlines prefer you not to fly within 4 weeks of your due date (I will have a little over 5 weeks left on the return flight). Really the only concern with flying is that you might go into labor while in the air. Fortunatly the flights aren't that long.
Last edited by jemag; February 20th, 2014 at 03:55 PM.
Ask your doctor and that should be a pretty definitive answer for you I think it just depends what you're comfortable with! My only concern with buying the ticket too far in advance is if you end up not being able to go for any reason you're out the $$...I'll tell you this though- weddings of immediate family members are *important* and not going can end in years of resentment. I know that happened with my sister and brother- though she didn't have any sort of excuse like you do. That said, if make every effort to go as long as it's safe and you're feeling okay!
Yeah...I wouldn't. That's just me, though. It's close to the end and airplanes aren't the most comfortable. Especially if you get on a full flight.
I freaked out going to California last month. Full flights, can't get up and walk around as you please, a wee bit claustrophobic. So I couldn't imagine flying even later in pregnancy...but those are personal issues I have.
No I wouldn't:/ I had a picture perfect pregnancy with DS right up until I was 34 weeks and DH and I decided to go to Houston (like 4-5 hours away) for the day. I got a nasty headache, started having major swelling, blood pressure was up etc. Called my OB - who immediately freaked out because I was so far away and showing all the signs of developing a nice case of Pre-E. Yeah - it wasn't fun....at ALL! DH says I can't go more than an hour away from our hospital after 30 weeks this time.
I wouldn't go either. My last pregnancy at 34 weeks I was put on bedrest because I was already 3 cm dialated and he was ready to come out....I think its kind of risky and a lot of times things happen so fast.
I just read a story in one of my pregnancy books about a woman who flew 8 weeks out from her due date in order to be with family for Christmas (LA to Ohio I think). Well, she went into labor, delivered a preemie, and had to stay with family for months while her baby was in the hospital. That alone would scare me into not flying.
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I would go but you could always ask your doctor. There probably isn't a high chance you'll go into labor early. Also, you might need to ask your doctor for a note to take with you that gives you clearance to fly. Even if you did end up giving birth there it's not likely your baby would need to be in the hospital for months if born at 35 weeks. I personally would be comfortable flying up to 37 weeks.
Last edited by lovemylittlemiss; February 21st, 2014 at 10:21 AM.
Thanks for the input. I'm still not 100% sure but right now I'm thinking they have OB/GYNs in Oregon too. Talking to DH about it and we both agree that we just have to be ok with me not going (if something comes up) even if we've already spent the money.