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How soon can I travel after birth?

When am I going to be well enough to travel after giving birth?

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When am I going to be well enough to travel after giving birth?

The Bump Expert

If you’re itching to visit far-flung friends and relatives with your new baby, or if being housebound as a new mom is making you want to get out of town, like now, there’s no hard-and-fast rule about when you’re allowed to fly. How soon you travel after giving birth is really up to how you’re feeling. Some new moms feel almost like their old selves within a few days (it’s okay to hate them), while others are still having aches and pains for a while afterward. If you get a c-section, you’ll likely be in the longer-recovery category.

You should check with your OB to make sure it’s okay to travel if you’ve had any complications, but it’s even more important that you get the go-ahead from baby’s pediatrician. That’s because baby’s immune system is still developing, and there’s a high risk of him catching something harmful in those early months.

Keep in mind, if you do hop a flight soon after delivery, that there’s a high risk for blood clots that’s associated with pregnancy -- and it persists for six to eight weeks postpartum. So take extra care to drink lots of water and to get up and walk around often during a long flight. Wearing special support hose to promote circulation can also help.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Prep for Baby's First Trip

Baby's Travel Checklist

How to Love Your Postbaby Body

Laura Riley, MD, ob-gyn, Director of Labor and Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy

How soon can I travel after birth?

I found good hawaii hotel deals after I gave birth to my second child, I wanted to make a vacation so much but my husband insisted we should wait a little longer. Three days after I gave birth I did not feel any discomfort unlike my friends that had headaches and pains weeks after the birth.

miracraig |

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Well, I don't think there is a time limit, but you might not want to make your first trip very long. I know that Bali can be very tempting, but just wait until you are fully recovered. Good luck!!

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Several months after I gave birth I went on one of those Israel tours because I had too and my doctor approved it. I think it was 7 months after I gave birth but I couldn't take my baby with me. I recommend you talk to your doctor first and listen to him well.

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I would be concerned with such travel myths if you ask me. You should travel after your doctor has given you a clean bill of health and after you feel that you are comfortable with that.

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I remember that after I had my first child I could only go near my home because I was still recovering. It took me several months to go on a vacation. I remember that I saw a show called brisbrane theatre lovers at a local theater so many times that I even memorized the lines.

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How quickly you want! This year I want to give to my wife, as a birthday gift, an excursion to some exotic place. Because the ecotourism has grown fast these few months the price for a vacation package has decreased considerably. So to offer such a gift won't be so expensive.

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Where I live in Canada, Nunavut I have to travel out of town to have my baby since we have no doctors in our town and after I have my baby one or two days later i can fly home. here's a link to our beautiful community http://www.pangnirtung.ca/getting-here

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When you feel good enough, both physically and mentally prepared to have a nice holiday with your new baby and your husband. The location doesn't matter so much, but if I have to choose I will choose Amsterdam. I know at least seven things to do there.

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I traveled to paris after I gave birth to my first child, the doctors were afraid I could feel sick but everything went great. I visited France for the first time and remained deeply impressed by its beauties, people were very friendly with us and the front-desk personnel from the hotel we checked in were so polite and friendly that I felt like home.

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How soon can I travel after birth?

You can travel whenever you feel ready for it. I also traveled with British Airways 5 days after giving birth and I didn't have any problems.

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I believe you can travel right away if you stay comfortable in your car. For that you will need a good car and that is why I would recommend you to visit Miami car dealership.

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My opinion is that you can travel whenever you are ready. Although I would recommend you to buy an airsteam travel trailer to be more comfortable.

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I guess you can travel right away after birth. All you need is a comfortable car and if you have a low budget then you could find something nice at a donate car event.

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How soon can I travel after birth?

I didn`t travel after giving birth for three years. Even then, we chose short distances, we went to visit our parents. Afterwards, everything we decided upon in terms of journeys were the family friendly trip kind of summer plans. And we are so content with our decisions.

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How soon can I travel after birth?

That depends on how you're feeling after the process. My husband and I found some great Parrot Cay rentals and although I really wanted to go, I couldn't, because I didn't feel completely fine. It's up to you, mostly. If you know you recover in no time from something, I say go ahead and take the trip.

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How soon can I travel after birth?

My wife traveled with plane the next week after she gave birth. We went into a vacation in Hawaii, I found an open house there and I couldn't miss the chance to rent it.

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How soon can I travel after birth?

Apart from those weeks you'll have to stay in bed to recover after birth, you also have to make sure the baby is well enough to take a trip. If you also have another kid (or kids), it's going to be tougher, because you'll have to look out for them, as well. I once couldn't find my niece inside my home, because I was taking care of her little sister while also checking a website, I guess it was heathrowparking.com.

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