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Considering a trip to India while 27 weeks pregnant with an 18 months old!

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    Violet A is offline Registered User
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    Considering a trip to India while 27 weeks pregnant with an 18 months old!

    Hi,
    As my hubby will be travelling to India for work for 2 weeks in early January, I am considering following him for a few days with our 18 months old daughter. Now, is this crazy?? I have read so many scary stories of how you can get so sick in India (hubby has been to India twice before and came home sick both times). I don't think it would be a good idea for me to go after researching the internet but thought I'd ask here to see if anyone else has travelled to India while pregnant!

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    I could have gone, but didn't. As you say, food poisoning s not uncommon and why risk it when you are pregnant? I was sick twice really bad one time I went and the second time it took me ages to get better. Can't imagine going through that when pregnant. I'm sure you will have another chance to go. It is a fascinating country.

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    no, no, no...if your hubby were away for a few months then there'd be something to consider...a few days - go another time. pregnant + an 18mth old is difficult anywhere you go if you don't have family there helping you out whenever you need it.

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    Wow, you must be very fit and in an easy pregnancy. I'm 31 weeks now and even a month ago, would never have considered such a trip, especially with my tot, and while my husband is there working. And I get enough food poisoning from eating in regular restuarants here in HK. I would definitely give that a miss if I were you.

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    actually, the really big question is where you are going?

    doing a roadtrip to agra? better not.

    staying in the taj in bombay, go for it. probably much better and cleaner than any 5* hotel in hong kong.

    india is a slightly big country, so broad brush doesn't really work here.

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    Hi all
    Bombay - I would have stayed in the hotel only - not much fun is it! I don't think I will go. No point risking food poisoning!! although, similar to my first pregnancy, I just crave hot curries and would have loved to have tasted the real authentic stuff in India!

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    Seriously don't go. If you are staying inside a hotel the entire 2 weeks its not worth going anywhere actually. And going out in India is neither easy nor safe. Keeping a 18 month old in check and making sure her hands are clean all the time is a big thing. I went nuts washing my daughter's hands when I was there last month. Hygiene in most restaurants is highly questionable and food is way to spicy for non- Indian palette.

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