May 2 2010, 06:31 PM
We're looking at going to Fiji for our honeymoon. Our wedding is in January which is right in the middle of the wet season in Fiji. So we are thinking of maybe delaying our honeymoon and going in late April/early May which is at the end of their wet season with a better chance of nicer weather.
The only thing I'm a little bit worried about is that we'll be TTC straight after the wedding in January and there may be a chance that I'll be pregnant in April/May if we get pregnant straight away.
Is it safe to travel during the first trimester of pregnancy? Has anyone been on an overseas holiday while they were pregnant?
I'm a bit worried about being far away from home if anything goes wrong. Also being in a different country with different foods, different food preparation/food handling etc. I know there are certain things you can't eat while you are pregnant. Do you think I'll have a problem with the food in Fiji if I am pregnant?
Another thing that I'm worried about is having morning sickness while on holiday.
I'd love to hear your experiences of being pregnant while overseas.
May 2 2010, 07:43 PM
I am currently overseas and 9 weeks pregnant ....
Fiji would be sooo easy ... I'm doing a 6 week backpacking tour of Europe! Talk about tiring carrying a 15kg backpack everywhere in your first trimester!
But we have only 10 days to go now, one more Italy stop and Greece and then we fly home.
To be completely honest, if we knew we would fall pregnant first month of trying we would have gone to somewhere like Fiji. The first trimester is very tiring, not to mention the extreme nausea I have had. Sea bands have been my lifesaver on this trip, I recommend them to everyone!!! You can get them at your chemist and they are about 20 bucks. Plus they are a great drug free way to stay off the nausea rollercoaster.
To make it worse, I also have coeliac disease so I am already on a restricted diet which is damn hard work in countries where they love their bread/pasta/pizza and alcohol! But I'm managing great!
I am lucky I haven't had vomitting, that would probably push me over the edge - but I am so tired alot of the time and we have just had to adapt our trip with some easy days of doing nothing and eating in. No big deal - we are honeymooners anyway right?
The moody aspect has been very trying on me and my husband --- a pregnant emotional navigator for a drive on the wrong side of the road through Paris and down to South France? Wouldn't recommend it lol but we managed.
It's been fun being out and about with the knowledge we are pregnant. We are still having a blast and it hasn't hindered our trip that much. Get travel insurance so if you require medical assistance you can claim it back.
There are no restrictions I am aware of that means you can't fly in your first trimester.
Be aware that you are going to have crazy eating habits if u are in your first trimester and if the foods you want you can't get in the country you are in how will u handle that. I cried my eyes out like I was injured but hey -- I got over it lol.
I personally think you will be fine. But if you aren't keen to be that far from home then reconsider your trip. I am also lucky that all the countries we have visited have above adequate hospital systems where as in Fiji I am not sure what their facilities are like..
Hope this helps!
May 2 2010, 09:47 PM
I was over in the UK when I was pregnant with Liam from 5 weeks till 9 weeks. No-one knew I was pregnant either. We didnt announce it till the end of the trip. I never had Morning sickness with Keira so wasnt overly worried about that, but I was a bit sicker second time around. I did throw up on the plane over there and back, but that could of been travel sickness (I kept forgetting to take my tablets every 8 hours) And I did throw up one morning in Ireland because I hadnt eaten yet. I had to eat as soon as I got up otherwise I would start to feel sick. It didnt really get in the way of our travel though. As long as I ate before I got hunger pains I was fine. If anything had of happened while we were there I figured being that early on the dr's wouldnt be able to do much anyway so that didnt worry me either. If I were over 20 weeks I probably wouldnt have gone just in case something were to happen.
May 3 2010, 02:37 AM
I traveled a lot on multiple trips during both my pregnancies; London, Portugal, Ireland, Hawaii, Australia.
I had bad morning sickness during my first pregnancy and went on a trip to a beach resort with my husband so he could play golf. I spent most of my time sleeping to be honest. I think if you take it easy, especially if you get morning sickness and don't push yourself too hard to do things, rest alot and drink plenty of water, you'll do fine. Otherwise, lie in the sun and enjoy it.
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