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    we have just found out we are 4 weeks pregnant and had planned to travel to japan in February for a holiday...

    I hear that it is safe to travel in the second trimester. I am very fit and healthy with no foreseeable complications.

    please share with me your thoughts, suggestions, experiences.
    I would really appreciate it


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    thank you that is reassuring

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    I traveled to Fiji in July at 32 weeks pregnant. I was fit and healthy, but it was a little stressful as I wasn't able to get travel insurance to cover bub if she was born overseas - although I was able to get insurance to cover my costs up to 36 weeks. It's a risk I usually wouldn't take but this was a holiday booked prior to me falling pregnant, and involved my extended family. We ended up having a great time and I was fine.

    I've travelled interstate at 18 weeks pregnant and it was much better, so I think as long as you continue to be well, you should enjoy your trip. I also think it's much easier to find travel insurance to cover you to 24 - 28 weeks, however you won't be able to find cover for bub so keep that in mind if you'll be more than 24 weeks when you travel.

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    I travelled to Japan in my 6th month. It was fine. However I made sure I was insured for birth and special care nursery.

    It was a pricey insurance but turned out I needed to see an OB-Gyn while in Tokyo and I got reimbursed for the visit and the scan.

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    Look up Columbus direct for insurance up to 30wks of pregnancy. It covers the birth and care for the newborn.

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    I had 4 day stopover there when I was 14 weeks pg with no issues. I did wish I could have the raw fish sushi but otherwise all good I loved Japan 😊

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    I travelled 6 weeks through Europe pregnant from about 16-22 weeks. All was absolutely fine. Very uncomfortable and bloated/swollen feet on the Paris-London-Singapore-Sydney flight though (30+hrs) and I said never again but I probably would!

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    Japanese women are advised to have more raw fish during pregnancies!

    I didn't hold back while I was there 😊

    It's all freshly made so they don't have the issues that we have here.

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    I went to the US alone for a few weeks for work when I was late second trimester, I had no problems at all. I had a check up just before I left to make sure we were both in good health and safe to travel (and had the doctor write me a letter to that effect), and made sure I had decent travel insurance and a plan for if any issues arose.
    It's a great icebreaker, and everyone was so kind and helpful

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    Oh just make sure you get an aisle seat on the plane so you can easily get up to pee every hour!


 

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