Imagine this, you’re a blogger (like me), and you’re pregnant (like me), and you get an email asking you and your family to go on an all paid week long cruise – (like me, yup ’cause this happened).
You start to jump up and down – just a little, ’cause your pregnant and jumping isn’t exactly encouraged, and then you get a bit of heartburn cause your really excited and you’ve just been jumping (well not really jumping, I promise Doc). Then you tell your family and everyone is pumped to be cruising along the Caribbean. Ahh… the Caribbean, how awesome is that. I can already feel the sand in my toes, the sunburn on my back, and visualize the sunset at night…
(Pretty good visual eh?)
Are you smiling about your amazing magical trip coming up? Yes, I am too… incredible isn’t it?
ah… bliss… life is good… I love my hobby…. these were all the things going through my head.
Then I take a peek at the cruiselines website to see where exactly I’ll be going, and then start wondering about pregnancy and cruises. Slowly my huge grin turns into a mega sad face. In case you haven’t figured it out, this is where my super happy and exiting story starts to head “south”, but not the kind of south I was hoping for.
Guess what…. if you have entered into your 24th week of pregnancy, you’re not getting on any ship. Not by getting a doctors note, not by batting your preggo eyelashes, not even by paying! 24 weeks +, you’ll be enjoying the view of your living room. I’ll be around my 28th week during the cruise I was invited on…. so I hope there’s something good on TV that week.
So, for all of you who are pregnant and were hoping to go on a cruise after 24 weeks of pregnancy, sorry sister, you won’t be able to get on that boat.
I’m a little sad, but at the same time, I completely understand. At 24 weeks a baby can be born and survive, the ships do not have the equipment on board to help that sweet little early bird take its first breaths… so I’m ok with it. I’d rather protect the life growing in me then something tragic happening.
Better safe then sorry right?
Am I the only one who didn’t know this?
**DISCLOSURE – This is not a sponsored post, just an FYI that other pregnant women might like to know. THE OPINIONS ON THIS BLOG ARE MY OWN.