Making the trip

Usually the time between diagnosis and delivering your baby is quite short (approximately 2 – 3 weeks depending on gestation) so making all the plans for travel can be quite rushed. There are a lot of things to think about. Do we fly or sail? How long will we be over there? Should we book return flights? What if I am not well enough to travel? What should we bring? What will it be like?

Depending on your gestation the hospital can usually give you an approximated time frame. Some couples don’t book return travel until after their baby is born as they were unsure of how long they would be there for. Sometimes you may need to stay in a hotel for a few days before having your baby. The hospital may make you aware if this is the case so you can be prepared.