Risks of travelling to bali when pregnant?

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Nikolas Kerluke asked a question: Risks of travelling to bali when pregnant?
Asked By: Nikolas Kerluke
Date created: Sat, May 29, 2021 2:55 PM
Date updated: Wed, Sep 28, 2022 9:49 PM

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  • If you choose to travel to Bali while pregnant just be aware of the risks. Many vaccinations that are recommended for travel are not safe for pregnant women to take and some medications, such as ones used to prevent or stop diarrhea or food poisoning, are also unsafe. Food poisoning is a risk for pregnant women and is common in Bali.

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2. Re: Travelling to Bali while pregnant. I went earlier on this year when I was 6 months pregnant (I'm due this coming Monday) and the main things I had problems with were my feet and legs swelling because of the humidity. I wor compression stockings on the plane on the way over and back to help with the flight.

According to the CDC and the BIMC Hospital page, yes there is a risk of contracting Zika in Bali. However only you can decide if it is a risk that you are willing to take. I'll be honest, I don't know what I would decide if I were pregnant either. I believe the risk is low, but I would likely be so paranoid about it that I wouldn't sleep well at all.

- Wash your hands all the time! Or bring dettol wipes to clean your hands while on the road. Especially after shaking hands, touching money, menu's at restaurants, Bali doggies, etc. - Avoid salads and raw food.

And he admitted that it was a tricky situation. But that's the only person I "know" who has had a bad experience while pregnant in Bali. I'm sure that some who might have lost their child(ren) while pregnant would probably not travel while pregnant, ot those who have tried very hard to conceive might not want to take that small risk.

Answer 1 of 6: I hope you can help. We have a holiday booked in the summer to Bali and Lombok and I will still be in my first trimester. I am finding some really mixed advice on if we should travel. The concerns are protecting against malaria, dengue fever...

local medical care can be very poor and if you do find yourself needing it they cn charge up front - you also need to see your GP 4-6 weeks before travel for any injections needed and Dengue Fever is high at moment. (this is coming from uk gov btw) personally - avoid as risks are too high even for someone not pregnant.

Food poisoning is a risk for pregnant women and is common in Bali. Hospitals are available in Bali specifically for western travellers with western standards and doctors who can speak English.

There is a heightened risk during holiday periods, including those with a religious focus. You should exercise extra caution at these times… including Bali, for travel to Indonesia - Borneo.

The risk of miscarriage is also higher in the first 3 months, whether you're travelling or not. Travelling in the final months of pregnancy can be tiring and uncomfortable. So, many women find the best time to travel or take a holiday is in mid-pregnancy, between 4 and 6 months.

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