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    Default Travelling to Fiji 30 weeks pregnant??

    I'm 18 weeks preg. We've had a family holiday to Fiji booked since before I got pregnant. I've been to Fiji before, and been to the resort that we're staying at, and it was absolutely beautiful, safe and we had a great time. I know the area, and we'll be staying at the resort the whole time, not going into the city.

    This time... I'll be 29-30 weeks by the time we go. We're only going for 1 week, its a 3 hour flight. BUT I'm having trouble getting travel insurance, most wont insure after 26 weeks. At the moment i'm waiting til the date is closer to check with my OB if i'm good to go. But i'm still worried, i would hate to be in a Fiji hospital!! Without travel insurance i couldnt get medivac'd home or anything. I can still cancel our tickets up to 1 month before (which i totally intend to do if OB says dont go...!!).

    I'm healthy, had no morning sickness at all, first pregnancy, i just dont know what to do?? should i just wait and see how i'm feeling closer to the date?? Should i cancel completely? is it stupid to fly at 30 weeks??? or should i go and relax, enjoy myself and not stress about it?

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    yep its fine to travel up to 36 weeks overseas with Qantas. But I cant find travel insurance that extends beyond 28 weeks..... so if anything should happen, i'm totally out of pocket.

    so physically i'm fine to travel (at the moment) - i'm waiting to see what Ob says later down the track. But should I even risk it?????

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    I am going to fiji in 2 weeks, Ill be 24 weeks. It was a bit of a struggle to get insurance though!! I would think you would be lucky to be insured after 26! All doctors and middys said it was totally fine to go! Hooray!

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    We were supposed to go to Singapore when I was 28 weeks pregnant with DD & I couldn't get travel insurance either. The reason I was given by one of the insurance consultants was that at that stage in the pregnancy, the fetus was 'viable' but if born so early, would need extreme intensive care & would cost the insurance companies too much and hence why they wouldn't cover me.

    We ended up deciding not to go, and I guess for us it was for 2 reasons... A) if bub did come early there would be massive costs involved & (the deciding factor) B) we weren't sure we'd be happy with the standard of care in an OS hospital (& Fiji hospitals would be a lot more primitive than Singapore I'd imagine). I guess you just have to weigh up the risks and the benefits. We cancelled that holiday & rebooked one domestically & in hindsight I am glad we did and I ended up in Coff's Harbour Hospital with contractions and a diagnosis of an irritable uterus. It all ended well & I carried to term, but I am sure the experience would have been so much more stressful if we'd ended up in a Singaporean hospital! I know my situation would not necessarily reflect yours, but wanted to share my experience with you!

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    I personally wouldn't, only because Ive had a few complications during my pregnancy.

    Also, what is the health care system / hospitals like in Fiji if anything does happen? I would be seeing my Dr / midwife and getting some medical advice... I'm being overly cautious....

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    Personally i wouldn't be going knowing how poor the hospitals are if something were to go wrong you would be hoping you could a flight back home quick smart. One of my best friends fathers does volunteer work yearly over there and the hospitals are quite primitive compared to Australia. The only supplies they often have and when countries go over and volunteer care and supplies, i would be too concerned with my health or bubs at 30 weeks sorry.

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    Lets hope the OP has a 9 year old and it all worked out.

    As this is a very old thread I will close it now.


 

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