Just a couple of weeks ago, I was on a plane headed to Orlanda (from SF) with my toddler sans my husband. Just two weeks prior, I decided to make the trip to go to Disney World with my parents, sister and her husband and kids. I was thinking it was out of the question but my OB gave me the green light, I felt well and my husband had been working a lot so I thought why not go.
Thankfully the five hour flight there went smoothly. I could not have asked for a better flight. I literally almost wanted to cry tears of joy at how good my 2 year old was. We arrive, find our way to the hotel and head out to dinner with my family. Around Midnight I wake up nauseous and head to the bathroom, starting my bout of vomiting that lasts for 14 hours. Around Noon the next day, I call my OB who tells me to go to the emergency room to be checked for deydration. I felt TERRIBLE and to top it off I was having contractions from the dehydration. Thankfully there was a great women's hospital in Orlando only about 30 minutes away.
We had called the front desk to explain the situation and they were super helpful in giving us directions and hospital recommendations. If you don't do your homework beforehand (like me), this is a good route to go.
Thank goodness I did go to the hospital because I was severly dehydrated. They hooked me up to an IV to get some fluids and medicine in me. Two hours later I felt like a new person but was still achy from the dehydration. The doctors were in shock that I was traveling this late in my pregnancy. It was pretty risky. However, in hindsight I still would have gone.
My daughter had the most amazing time - more so than I ever would have thought and it was awesome seeing her get to experience Disney with my nieces and nephew and my parents. But, after I got home a few days later I was happy to not be traveling for a while. Here's a few recommendations when traveling late in pregnancy.
1. Drink tons of water (duh)
2. Research nearby hospitals in case you need to pay a visit
3. Have a note from your doctor saying you can fly (some airlines won't let you on without it)
When's the latest your traveled in pregnancy?