Originally Posted by Tripod
If your doc says it's OK, go for it. My mom sailed while she was pregnant with me . . . no harm done, except for maybe my constant need to be on the water
If your doc doesn't say it is ok get another doc. If you don't have any issues associated with the pregnancy, beyond the pregnancy itself, there is no reaso n not to go.
We were expecting to cross the southern Atlantic eith my wife crossing the first tri an into the second tri during that passage
. Our original doc told us we were irresponsible selfish parents and more. I was in that session and you can imagine how the meeting deteriorated from there.
We changed docs, found one who was a sailor and actually specialised in "expedition medicine" and reassured us that we were not crazy and that a few baseline skills would allow us to cross in safety
and with responsibility. He also was frank about the fact that there was additional risk but helped us to make an informed choice.
You are not looking to cross an ocean, just coastal cruise
. If you are having a healthy pregnancy and seem one is telling you not to go my advise is to tell them to f' off and to go sailing.
Enjoy, just remember you have to be very conscious of your centre of gravity and the consequences of falling...
Edit...we ended up crossing the Atlantic with an 18month old....whole other set of issues...