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Old 04-18-2004, 11:33 PM   #46
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I am not only a former pregnant Disney guest myself, but also an obstetrician in New York. Lots of my patients visit WDW while pregnant and I go over all the tips with them. I advise them to stay home the last 6 weeks as it gets too exhausting to traipse around the parks with such a large belly in the heat. Otherwise, they usually have a great time.
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:48 AM   #47
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Thats fantastic news! I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Thank you for sharing your story with us, we have also been trying for a long time and its lovely to hear a story with so much hope. We have a trip booked in September and I hope to be wandering around the parks with a Bump! Fingers crossed

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Wow! Congratulations!! Man, I'm offline for a few months and look what happens!! I was going to post the topic what's new but I guess I found out!! That is just super guys, much luck and love to all of you!
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Congratulations! You are going to love seeing Mickey Mouse through the eyes of your child!
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Old 05-10-2004, 07:03 PM   #50
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I was DETERMINED to go to Disney while I was pregnant. However, I had morning sickness all the time I was pregnant. I took a map of Disney and highlighted ALL the bathrooms. I did visit every one!! I just needed the Disney fix to get me to the end of the pregnancy. All turned out well!!
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Old 06-07-2004, 08:54 AM   #51
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Congratulations!
I went to WDW last February while 4 months pregnant with my twin daughters. One piece of advice is to have your OB print a copy of your medical history to bring, just in case you need to visit a doctor while on vacation.
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Congrats!!
My wife and I are trying for pregnancy and have a trip planned for August. These tips are perfect in case we do find out we will have a new addition coming next year!
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:41 PM   #53
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I was 3 months pregnant when I first went to WDW and the only thing that bothred me is that I go soooo tired and always wanted to sit down and rest a few minutes. It was then that I realized there are not a lot of places to sit down and rest at WDW. So, scout out those benches, curbs and anwhere else there might be a place to sit for a few minutes. The really bad part was waiting for the parades, especially at MK. UGH! Congratulations and have fun ... you will have even more fun after the baby arrives.
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Old 07-13-2004, 03:02 PM   #54
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My last trip was in 1997, and I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter. My husband was deployed overseas, and I went with my grandmother, who was 74 at the time. By the third day, I could hardly walk! I would recommend wearing VERY comfortable shoes! At Epcot, we decided to rent a wheelchair, and my grandmother pushed ME around the world! Looking back at the pictures, it is hilarious! We went on to visit other family in Florida after that trip, and I had to get sandals two sizes too big because my ankles were so swollen!
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Old 07-17-2004, 02:15 PM   #55
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I went in 1995, when I was 5 months pregnant. and it was 105 degrees in the shade,I am serious make sure that you stay hydrated and that you take breaks to sit and rest during the day. Make sure you have comfortabke sneakers or sandals for nite so that your feet can breathe from all the walking all day. Go at your pace and you should be fine. Most of the rides are ok to go on yo have to use your judgement because when we inquired thry said it depends on your level of motion sickness. have a great time
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