6 weeks pregnant how long can I go in the truck

I just found out I am six weeks pregnant and this is our first child. My boyfriend drives every day but Friday night-Sunday afternoon.

We are worried that all the extra bouncing could cause complications or miscarriage. Anybody else in my shoes or have you ever been there?

I want to spend as much one on one time as possible with him before we have our precious little sweet pea. He and I are both worried it might hurt the baby.

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Sep 13, 2016
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Driving lorry during pregnancy NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi.
I'm a lorry driver in uk and also I am pregnant. I'm 11 weeks now and I'm gonna give up driving any time soon. Few months ago I had miscarriage( that was my first pregnancy) when I was 16 weeks pregnant, my water broke. Midwife and doctor in hospital couldn't help to save a baby. But in hospital I was told that big possibility of my miscarriage was bouncy seat in my truck (up and down gravity pushed the baby out)
This time I'm not gonna put my pregnancy at any risk. Also what you have to be aware of is materials you are delivering to. Any dangerous content( lead, acid etc) should be avoided.

Jun 30, 2016
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Haul truck driver NEW
by: Anonymous

I drive a 40ton haul truck in a very busy quarry. Our roads are unkept. I just found out I'm pregnant. I work with all men so none of them can answer my question. Should I be driving here? I also have air ride seats. How beneficial are they? I know its a dumb question but I dont have female friends and really know nothing about this women stuff

Jun 30, 2016
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Haul truck driver NEW
by: Anonymous

I drive a 40ton haul truck in a very busy quarry. Our roads are unkept. I just found out I'm pregnant. I work with all men so none of them can answer my question. Should I be driving here? I also have air ride seats. How beneficial are they? I know its a dumb question but I dont have female friends and really know nothing about this women stuff

Jan 21, 2016
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15 weeks and drives trucks NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a local driver and am now 15 weeks in my pregnancy. All I wanna do is sleep but luckily I only do 3 loads a night and I can rest in between loads. I have to listen to my body but I have great coworkers that will help me out need be.

Sep 30, 2015
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6 weeks pregnant NEW
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Jan 10, 2014
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by: M Watson

I am a truck driver and drove pregnant with my last two younger boys all the way up until just a few weeks before giving birth. Both healthy, happy and quite grown young men now. It is basically what you think your limitations are and of course listen to your doctor. Any complications during pregnancy and I would have had to stop driving but I was lucky that I could drive as long as I did and without harm to me or my boys!

Apr 09, 2013
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reply to six months pregnant NEW
by: Anonymous

Thankyou for the advice everyone. I spoke with my doctor this afternoon and she only advised short trips. Thankyou too all who replied

Apr 09, 2013
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Pregnant truckers wife here NEW
by: Rollonmomma

I am also pregnant but i do not ride with my husband bc we already have a two year old and i have blood clotting issues so being sedentary in a truck is not good for that.

Just be careful, you are at increased risk for blood clots (DVTs/PEs) when you are pregnant, sitting in a truck all day everyday can increase your odds of developing blood clots as well! Make sure you are moving around as much as you can!

I am due Aug. 1! Please follow my blog http://rollonmomma.blogspot.com/ dedicated to trucker wives where i give optimistic advice and personal stories of how i run my household, raise my son, go through pregnancy, and work all while my husband is on the road!

Apr 09, 2013
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Pregnant truckers wife here NEW
by: Rollonmomma

I am also pregnant but i do not ride with my husband bc we already have a two year old and i have blood clotting issues so being sedentary in a truck is not good for that.

Just be careful, you are at increased risk for blood clots (DVTs/PEs) when you are pregnant, sitting in a truck all day everyday can increase your odds of developing blood clots as well! Make sure you are moving around as much as you can!

I am due Aug. 1! Please follow my blog http://rollonmomma.blogspot.com/ dedicated to trucker wives where i give optimistic advice and personal stories of how i run my household, raise my son, go through pregnancy, and work all while my husband is on the road!

Apr 08, 2013
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youll be fine. NEW
by: Anonymous

you should be fine. i was a teen mom and i didnt find out i was pregnant until I was three months. and i lived in the country on gravel roads where there were pot holes that could devour a car and i road on the bus and was even in an accident. my little girl is now 2 years old and doing good. so you should be alright with riding in the truck. and if you get tired or whatever you could always go back to the bunk and rest. the best sleep I ever get is in my boyfriends big hooded pete :) congrats sweetheart :)

Apr 08, 2013
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pregnant question NEW
by: Anonymous

You should be fine

Apr 08, 2013
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SemiRetireTrucking.com NEW
by: Anonymous

Don't you think that's a question best answered by your doctor?

Apr 08, 2013
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Probably not the best idea NEW
by: Anonymous

I understand wanting to spend as much time together as possible but I wouldn't risk it. There is a lot of boucing in those trucks not to mention you need as much rest as possible while pregnant. Up to you but I think if it were me I wouldn't want to risk suffering a miscarriage. Congratulations by the way!

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