Travelling Dilemma - TTC - What would you do?!

Hi girls,


This is my first post on PW in quite a while and my v.first post in Project Baby.  DH and I are now getting ready to embark the next chapter in our lives.


A little bit of back history - I do have a health problem and because of it I have to TTC earlier than we were expecting to (only by about 6 months).  There would be no risk to the baby which was great news..


Aaanyways, we're hoping to get pregnant in the next couple of months.  However I'm in a little bit of a pickle.  My parents invited DH and I on a trip that we're reluctant to turn down.  It would be a cruise from Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  We would require some vaccines which I'd get done before I get pregnant to save any risks to the baby... however, my question is would you travel knowing there is a chance you may be 2 months pregnant?  Or would hold back?  I also know that pregnancy doesn't just happen that quickly and it may take longer to get pregnant than we want so I may go without being pregnant... but what would you do?  Go on the cruise?  or stay behind?


My doctor is currently on holiday for the next 3 weeks and I really wanted to ask your opinion in the mean time.


Thanks so much! x

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:16 am
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Canooknic
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I would absolutely go! The only reason I wouldn't is if I was already pregnant because I wouldn't want to have the vaccinations. It sounds like an amazing trip, and (judging by me & my friends) a vacation seems to help with baby making! 5 out of 6 of us have all come home from a trip to find out that we are pregnant!

Just be careful of some of the foods and ensure it is cooked well and drink bottled water - you'll have an amazing time (I'm very jealous!!)
Posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:05 am
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GO!!! It could be a vaca baby! 


Canooknic is right about the drinking thing.. I wouldnt booze it up if you are still going to try!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:54 am
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Go!


I honeymooned in Malaysia during my first trimester and it was fine.  Bear in mind that you won't be able to use mosquito repellant (or at least I was advised not to).

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 1:34 am
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I would go too :) congrats on your TTC journey beginning :)

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 6:12 am
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i would not even think about it. Go! Sounds fabulous.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm
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I would definitely go. I was 10 weeks preggo on our 1 year anniversary trip to Jamaica. Felt a little sick but still had an amazing time and would do it all over again! So I concur. GO.

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 2:44 am
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Have you seen these?? http://www.homedepot.com/buy/outdoors/garden-center/off/clip-on-mosquito-repellent-starter-kit-94765.html#.UCElSmt5mK0

Totally safe for preggie ladies and work really well. Mosquitos seem to like my blood so I get bitten all the time but I used one of these when we went to the river for the day and I didn't get bitten at all, even during the evening.
Posted on August 7, 2012 at 3:26 am
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I would go!!


2 months pregnant is really ok, you can still walk around and enjoy!!

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:31 am
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Hey Jenny, so glad to see you on the boards again! It is so exciting to start TTC :-)


I would go on the trip! I don't see any problems, and I'm sure you will have a great time.
Did you see your doc? What did he/she say about it?


Sending you lots of baby dust!

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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