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    Hmmm. So many things to weigh up.
    I really don't want to delay TTC by 6 months (I'm 32 so I would rather get on with it), but yes it would suck if I went, ended up pregnant & felt like crap the whole time. I'm not so concerned about not drinking, I think I could handle that and I would be very careful with choosing travel insurance coverage, but yes, there would be no quicker way to ruin a holiday than something going wrong.

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    Oh, I should say going earlier isn't really possible in terms of my mum and I both being able to take annual leave at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    I would go - you're likely not going to get the chance again.

    There's time to sort out the mat leave issue - you can look at taking it half-pay to stretch it out, government ppl or your partner increasing his earning capacity (second job, overtime etc).
    I would caution to have a plan in place to cover your desired period of mat before you decide to go on holiday.

    Half pay and ppl may (or may not) be enough for someone to pay the bills and mortgage. For me it wasn't. I had to use a combination of savings and additional leave which had been saved up. Neither option which could have been conjured up at short notice. (Overtime or a second job for my DH wasn't an option. I was not prepared to have him miss out on precious moments with bub. Besides it's tough looking after a newborn on your own).

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    I would go but I would also tell my mum about ttc and that if you fell straight away you might have to cancel , it may take you a few months to conceive and you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to go away with your mum - maybe if you can , book the holiday as close to the time you are going as possible ( or book and hold off paying as long as you can ) as I know my mum wouldn't have cared about missing out on a holiday if she found out she was going to be a grandma!

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    Go! It may be your last trip for a long while sans kids and despite what some people say, travelling with kids is simply NOT the same.

    My one caveat would be to purchase travel insurance for the trip before you become pregnant so it's not classified as a pre-existing condition (and hence excluded).

    I travelled to Brazil and Canada (for work) and New Zealand (for recreation) during my first trimester. Food/water was a but painful (especially not being able to drink wine in NZ!) but it was otherwise fine. I was lucky, though, not to suffer from morning sickness.

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    TRAVEL!!!!
    Honestly you'll be amazed at how little you can live on when on maternity leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentoo View Post
    My one caveat would be to purchase travel insurance for the trip before you become pregnant so it's not classified as a pre-existing condition (and hence excluded).
    Pregnancy generally isn't covered after 24 weeks regardless of when you bought the travel insurance or found out you were pregnant.

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    Thanks everyone. I think I am going to keep TTC and plan a trip with Mum either somewhere in Oz or maybe Fiji. That way it will be a lot cheaper and I cut out the long haul flight. If I happen to be pregnant then I won't be as far from home if something goes wrong and if I'm sick ... well I can just sit under a palm tree and drink coconut juice. lol.

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