Q about travel at 29 wks w/ twins

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2008
Q about travel at 29 wks w/ twins
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 1:17pm

My sister is getting married at the end of May and I will be 29 weeks PG with twins. I am a bridesmaid, my DD is the flower girl and DH is a groomsman. The wedding is a 9 hour drive away. We would be able to break that in half and stay overnight halfway there w/ frequent stops. There is a town an hour away from the wedding site that has a level III NICU, so that is good.

What do you think my chances are of gettting to go?


Community Leader
Registered: 11-01-2011
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 2:13pm

I was told no air travel past the 20 week point.. because of mandatory bedrest.


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2007
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 4:31pm

I am wondering about this too, because I am supposed to present a paper at a conference when I am 28 weeks. It would be a 2-hour plane ride to get there. I'm going to talk to my OB about it tomorrow at my

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-16-2008
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 8:24am
I was told no travel over an hour away after 28 weeks. I had zero complications and went past 38 weeks but that was the rule. The reason was if I went into labor and wound up delivering along the way not only would I be away from my doctor but then what? The babies would be in a random NICU along the route and I'd be stuck trying to figure out how to stay close to them.

I don't mean to be a downer but there is a very good chance your OB will say no way. I want you to be prepared to hear possible bad news. Good luck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2005
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 10:14pm
So, not to add to the bad news, but my guess is it's a no. And as a "worst case scenario", I was a bridesmaid in a good friend's wedding that was thankfully here in town. Rehearsal dinner Thursday night, water broke Friday morning, babies arrived Saturday morning just a few hours before her ceremony. I was 29w6d. Really glad the wedding was in town and I was at my house with my doctor and my hospital. My babies spent 7 weeks in the NICU and I can't imagine if we'd been stuck hours from home.