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September 28, 2010 10:52 AM Subscribe
Should my wife and I hike the Inca trail when she is around 7 weeks pregnant?
posted by pencroft to Travel & Transportation (33 answers total)
After months of planning, Mrs. Pencroft and I are scheduled to go on our belated Honeymoon to Peru. The purpose of the adventure was to:
1) Hike the Inca Trail
2) See Machu Picchu
3) Make baby
As of yesterday, we found out that we've already succeeded in goal #3. Whoops. (and yay!)
She met with her doctor earlier today (female, of similar age, that has hiked the trail within the last 2 years). Her doctor leaned more towards the side of "there are risks, but you could definitely still do it". The doctor said she would be willing to write a letter of permission, if the trekking company required it.
Mrs. P is 32 years old, of average to above average fitness for her age and this is our first pregnancy. We are both well-travelled and have done similar hikes in southeast asia, although not at altitude.