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    Thanks everyone Hubby and I had a chat to our midwives yesterday who said people travel with newborns every day. She said it's just as possible for a baby to contract something from visiting friends and family as it is going out of the house. Her advice was if we go, sit at the bulkhead of the plane to avoid the foot traffic and people being all around us. Always keep baby covered when out and in public places and also that the baby has lots of antibodies passed on from me in the early weeks. Baby being covered and not passed around is the most important things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbowsandunicorns1 View Post
    Thanks everyone Hubby and I had a chat to our midwives yesterday who said people travel with newborns every day. She said it's just as possible for a baby to contract something from visiting friends and family as it is going out of the house. .
    By all means your hubby and yourself are free to make whatever decision you think is best.

    The advice from the midwife surprises me though - The big difference is that you can control who visits your house (not vaccinated? Got a cough? No
    Entry). Where you have zero control over who travel on the plane with you. A baby shawl and seat position isn't going to protect bub.
    - then again I've received some shoddy midwife advice over the years which is why I now go straight to a GP. That's another story for another day however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    By all means your hubby and yourself are free to make whatever decision you think is best.

    The advice from the midwife surprises me though - The big difference is that you can control who visits your house (not vaccinated? Got a cough? No
    Entry). Where you have zero control over who travel on the plane with you. A baby shawl and seat position isn't going to protect bub.
    - then again I've received some shoddy midwife advice over the years which is why I now go straight to a GP. That's another story for another day however.
    Not all GP's give good advice...

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    I'd go, or at least plan to. Obviously things could change.

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    Personally I wouldn't go. I'd be staying home and I think you should tell not ask your dh to stay home aswell knowing your past history with pnd. I also think that if you did go your anxiety would play havoc with the the what if the baby did get sick esp as you have said you'd be in a crowded area aswell

    Having had pnd with my first 9.5 yrs ago and suffered again this past 5 months ago I do know what it is like to be in your shoes.

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    I wouldn't go. I would try and organise for a mate to go with DH, and for a friend or family member to either stay with me, or come around daily for support. I have a history of PND and PNA too. I think that this would be my most favoured option - takes the stress off worrying about illness, and feeling unsupported.
    But if you aren't worried about the illness thing and think you can take sufficient measures to counter it, then by all means go.

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    I would. But i understand your concerns

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    Personally, I won't go. You don't know if baby will come early or late or your post birth condition. I think I am more hesitated to bring an unvaccinated baby on an airplane. I took ds flying when he was 6 months old. He got sick straight away and on and off during the trip. Too much risk. And my DS turned out to be colic so the first few weeks were so stressful.

    Can you ask a family member to stay with u for a few days?

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    I would go. I flew with a 3 week old interstate and she was fine. By the time my bub was 12 months old she had taken 20 flights both interstate and international and didn't get sick after any flights. I didn't however take her to any third world countries till she was 6 weeks old and had her first vaccination and most of the time she was out of sight under her mosquito net and I didn't let any locals (likely to be unvaccinated) touch her in the first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Not all GP's give good advice...
    Risk of dodgy medical advice for children:
    1) high - online forum
    2) medium - midwife
    3) low - GP
    4) very low - paediatrician

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