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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by pharmSCgirl, Jun 6, 2016.

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  1. pharmSCgirl

    pharmSCgirl Tourist

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    I just found out I am about 5 weeks pregnant. Right now I'm not very happy about it because I split up with my bf a few weeks ago. I have always wanted a baby but I never expected it to happen this way. I wanted to be married first. Anywho, I had a trip planned for August but now I'm unsure if I should go. I want to do this as a last trip before I become a single mom but kind of worried. I'm fine money wise and that is no issue although part of me thinks maybe I should keep the money I was going to spend for the baby. I'm so torn about what to do. Any tips or suggestions? Anyone been to Vegas while pregnant?
     
  2. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    My wife has twice. If you are fine taking breaks and not pulling all nighters fine. Wife was about 3 months both times. She did tire more easily and sadly last time she got ill.
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Also congrats....
     
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  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Vegas and not drinking can be a bummer. I would also consider finances of a single Mom. Just my two cents.
     
  5. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Low-Roller

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    If you can do Vegas without drinking or smoking I say do it! Stay somewhere like Vdara or MO so you aren't surrounded by smoke. Congrats!
     
  6. salukidean

    salukidean Low-Roller

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    I would also be aware of second hand smoke. If you are playing a machine and a smoker sits down beside of you, get up and move no matter how hot the machine may be at that time. There are definitely drawbacks to visiting Vegas while pregnant, but as you stated, "its your last chance trip before you become a single mom".
     
  7. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    Congratulations -
    but don't go back to the ex because of it !
    I thought flying was a no-no ?
    But that is in later on, I guess ?
    My last trip to Vegas was when my wife was a couple
    months pregnant - that was about 5 years ago !
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    I never thought I'd miss Vegas Vacations for 5 years !
     
  8. sindustry

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    Traveling anywhere while pregnant will most likely come down to the person. I know several moms who were very active while pregnant and came out fine. I know dealers who worked throughout all 3 trimesters, until it looked like their belly was going to pop. My wife was not one of those fortunate people. We stopped in Vegas for a couple day prior to going to Hawaii, during the end of her first trimester. We did a lot of walking in Vegas. Once we got to Hawaii, we had to pull over on the side of the highway and use an Emergency phone to call an ambulance...she was having a miscarriage. I don't know if any of Vegas had anything to do with it, but it definitely left a scar on her mind about Vegas. Not trying to scare you.

    Btw...we have several members of the family in the Pharmacy profession...clinical and research. All graduates of UNC-CH! Go Tarheels!
     
  9. bwatson23

    bwatson23 Low-Roller

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    My wife is currently six months pregnant. The only real concern is her walking too much, but comfortable shoes and not going overboard are both critical to her success.

    She's got a very melancholy look at our upcoming trip. At least parts of it.
     
  10. pharmSCgirl

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    Now I'm trying to decide whether to go on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas(since Zika isn't there) or my 5 days in Vegas. Either way I'm looking at a $2k trip. I would spend more in Vegas definitely. I'm so confused right now.
     
  11. pharmSCgirl

    pharmSCgirl Tourist

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    Sindustry: I graduated from the real Carolina. USC! Lol
     
  12. ovojake

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    I would encourage my wife to skip it... The second hand smoke isn't great, and the idea of going without drinking is kind of a bummer to me. You are responsible for 2 lives now, not one :) This is an exciting time for you! Go rent a room at the beach somewhere and relax. You deserve it!
     
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    So are you a pharmSCist?
     
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    My mom flew to Vegas when she was 7 months pregnant with my brother, against medical advice. She was fine but, I'm not sure her decision was smart.

    My husband and I are thinking of having a baby and when I saw my doctor last week, he heavily encouraged me to start trying after my August trip. I suspect mostly because he would expect me to act like an idiot in Vegas (which he is right about).

    He did say though that he wouldn't recommend it for someone considered high risk but for a healthy and active woman other than second hand smoke and likely fatigue there is no inherent danger in going to Vegas over any other city before 7 months.

    I would consult your doctor and follow their recommendation.
     
  15. irishdave

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    Agree with the recommendation about talking to the Dr. I'd honestly be more comfortable with my significant other being on land rather than on a cruise...quicker and better medical attention if needed. Assuming Dr says ok, I'd think about it this way. You're life is going to center around your child for a long time. Pick the vacation you know you'd regret skipping the most. You're not likely to get another childless vacation for several years, so go where you'll have the most fun. BTW, vacations with the kid will be a blast too.
     
  16. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I would say go to Vegas.

    Don't drink (I know, bummer but we need to think of baby).

    Avoid second hand smoke. The nicer properties on the Strip are good at dealing with this. As was mentioned earlier, when playing slots if a smoker is nearby, you should move.

    Don't tire yourself. Plan staying at properties where you don't have to move around so much or where the properties you like will be near to each other.

    Vegas is not the best place for pregnant women but since it might be a while before you visit again I think you should go. Just go easy on the above.
     
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    Not at the table Carlos Low-Roller

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    I would vote against Vegas. Congratulations...coming from a Clemson grad. Lots of smoke in Vegas as well.
     
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    Congrats on your pregnancy! Without knowing your interests pharm, I'd recommend the cruise.

    I've been to Vegas at least 4 times while pregnant. I enjoyed it but it wasn't what I'd call a really fun time. I just made the best of a pregnant vacation with my husband.

    I play primarily BJ and VP. If I went to a BJ table and it came up in conversation that I was pregnant (the most exciting thing in my life - why wouldn't I mention it), the table got quiet and slowly emptied. I discovered pretty quick that drinkers and smokers aren't comfortable around pregnant women in Vegas. VP was okay - but lonely. Finally, I sat at a pai gow poker table and let the dealer teach me the game. I was in prego heaven! For a couple years during those pregnancies, the only table game I played was pai gow. The people playing were generally reserved (and far more sober than BJ players) and it was a slower paced game so I could play for hours.

    If we could have afforded a cruise at the time, it would have been my choice hands down. Let yourself get pampered pharma. Once the baby comes, you won't even want to take the time for yourself. On a cruise, you will meet people who won't run when you mention you're pregnant. They will be happy for you and enjoy talking about your baby. And that's important for a first time Mom! Enjoy letting someone cook, clean and entertain you. Sleep when you need to. Eat when you need to.

    Order room service, kick back and take a good read. "What to Expect When You're Expecting" is the bible of pregnancy from the first month. It answers just about anything you might be concerned about. A cruise will offer you far more fun entertainment and acceptance as a pregnant women in my opinion. You'll be able to dine, dance, party, casino and enjoy the time guilt free rather than being judged as a "pregnant women in Vegas".
     
  19. azlefty

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    I suggest going someplace you know you won't be able to get to when you have kids. If for you that is Vegas, then maybe it is a good time for Vegas. Just ignore the haters.
    However we are in CA so it's easy for us to get to Vegas and often go with our kids.
    My wife and I went to Italy when she was 7 months pregnant and she was treated like a queen Italy has a low birth rate, or at least it did at that time, in 2004, so a pregnant woman apparently was something of a novelty to them. Also the dollar is currently strong so that may be another reason to travel abroad. And everyone told her to drink wine because the Italians believe it is good for the baby. I've seen some very good fares to Europe on the new airlines Norwegian and Wow and you could have a nice vacation with $2000, staying in airbnbs etc away from tourist traps, but that wouldn't include gambling.
    Whatever you do, don't go to Disney.
     
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  20. woodsie

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    Even second hand smoke is bad for baby. It's unavoidable in Vegas casinos no matter how good their air handling is. I hate to say it but you shouldn't go.

    You want every advantage you can get for a healthy baby over the next 8 months. Trust me on this. You need to focus on diet, exercise and environment. You never know what can happen between now and birth where your baby might need that edge to overcome a rough start. I'm speaking from a personal experience that almost turned tragic.
     
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