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My wife is 18 1/2 weeks pregnant and wants to fly to the philippines

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My wife is 18 1/2 weeks pregnant and wants to fly to the philippines in mid-August. She is due 12/3. We live in Chicago area. She wants to go by herself. I can't go. She wants to stay 3 weeks. Keep in mind the 22 hours travel time is brutal. She lives in a small primitive home with no air conditioning.
And will sleep on a wood frame with little comfort. Also the temperatures reach 90 degrees every day!! I don't feel it is good for here or the baby. She is very stubborn though. Please advise.
Thanks,
Dale
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
I am sorry your wife wants to go back to the Philippines in the summer.
she sounds like she has made up her mind
women when they are pregnant can be tougher than you think
she is also young at age 23
women live in rural Philippines and have babies all the time and can survive the summer there and hash conditions.
she will be back home in December when she has her baby.
she most likely will be fine making the trip.
it is recommended that she gets vaccinations for Hepatitis A Tuberculosis Hepatitis B
here is more info on vaccinations during pregnancy.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/preg-guide.htm
has she had these vaccines before?