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1399033 tn?1449587779

Going to the beach in 3rd Trimester

My husband and I want to do a family vacation with our boys before we have the baby. We went to FL last year and my youngest son wasn't even able to walk yet but LOVED the beach. But this year I'm pregnant and in my 3rd trimester. Is it okay to go to the beach this late in pregnancy? As far as I know, I'm not dilated. I was checked two weeks ago but that could always change. We are only about 4 maybe 5hrs from the beach we want to go to in FL. I told my husband if we go that I'll need to stop and walk around some on the way down there. I know I'll need to stay extra hydrated and wear some sort of sunscreen. I don't plan on getting any further than knee deep in the ocean. I don't want any water hitting on my stomach. My mother will be going as well and will watch our boys if something happens while we are down there like labor, etc. We have family that live down there and are letting us use their house for a place to vacation. It's not that far from a hospital if something DOES happen lol......

I guess I'm just nervous because I've never traveled that long while pregnant. I have a doctors appt on Tuesday so I will double check with my doctor before hand but if he gives us the all clear, our trip begins next Friday. I'll be 33w3d by the time we leave to go down there.
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Avatar universal
You should be fine. You can probably even swim.
There are hospitals in FL, so you are covered incase of emergency
7037949 tn?1396913181
Have fun!  I would recommend an umbrella for shade.  I think overheating would be more of a concern than the water.
1399033 tn?1449587779
I was concerned about the water because this is the time we went last year and it was hitting us hard on the beach we went to. I'd hate for it to knock me down lol..

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