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1. Posted by paped (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hello all, strange situation/question, if anyone has any advice.

I am 8 weeks pregant. When I was 5 weeks pregnant, I had some complications in my pregnancy. My doctor has now cleared me of complications.

I am having a difficult time obtaining travel insurance. The insurance companies say that the complication was a pre-existing condition, and therefore I would not be covered if I was to have a miscarriage while away. Some companies will waive that clause for an additional fee, but the insurance must be purchased within 10 days of booking the trip, which is not applicable in my case.

Does anyone have any advice as to what I could do?

Thanks!

2. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

I Know it has some complications with travel insurance.... a mate of mine fell pregnant whilst travelling and didnt tell anyone, then decided to fly home when she was 7 months pregnant and when she tried to change her flight was told she would have to pay as her insurance was now void. Im sure theres something about you can be so many months pregnant and your insurance is ok and theres also something about if you are ill you can claim on your insurance, but if you are ill and its related to your pregnacy then you arent covered.If I were you I would check a few different companies,Ive known several people who have gone away whilst pregnant and they have had adequate insurance and surely this is a really common situation so certain places must have suitable insurance policies. Good Luck!

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting paped

I am 8 weeks pregant. When I was 5 weeks pregnant, I had some complications in my pregnancy. My doctor has now cleared me of complications.

Hmmm, interesting situation. I'm guessing the primary problem here is the complications, not the obtaining of insurance that covers pregnancy. Would it help if you had a written statemennt from your doctor outlining that you are 'cleared of complications'? Surely then they can't say you have a 'pre-existing' condition as you've just been cleared of it???

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