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  • On Aug 22, 2021
    Fritz from VA Asked

    My wife will be just over 7 months pregnant when we go to WDW and I’m worried about her dealing with long lines. Can we bring a small camp stool (would fit in a backpack) to use in long lines? I’ve seen that camp chairs aren’t allowed.

    Hello Fritz!

    Welcome to planDisney! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by with this question. In addition to being a Walt Disney World expert and all-around Disney fanatic, in my real life, I am an obstetrical nurse, so pregnant mamas are my business. I’ve also traveled to Walt Disney World while pregnant not once, but twice!

    According to the Walt Disney World Property Rules, Policies & Regulations, folding chairs are not permitted. This would include a folding stool. Even when lines are long, they do tend to keep moving, and a stool would slow down the queue and progress for other Guests. It’s always important to remember that pregnancy is a normal state of health, and as long as your wife’s health care provider feels it is safe for her to travel and visit the parks, waiting in lines, while potentially uncomfortable, should not be a health concern.

    I would recommend focusing on hydration during your trip as early October will still be quite warm. Dehydration can cause issues for pregnant mamas such as swelling, exhaustion, headaches, and contractions. Pack a refillable water bottle, or plan on frequently purchasing bottled water in the parks. Consider returning to your hotel for an afternoon swim or nap to escape the heat and allow mom to rest. Also, know that pregnant mamas are welcome to take a break in the air conditioning of the Baby Care Centers. There is one located in each park, and if your wife needs a cool place to rest while you tackle Space Mountain, this may be the perfect spot!

    Since you’ll be traveling from out of state, I do recommend asking her provider for photocopies of her prenatal records to bring with you. Should you have any issues or concerns while on vacation and need to visit a hospital, those records are helpful to the care team.

    Slow down, take your time, and enjoy your time in the parks. Wishing you and your wife all the best, and a safe and healthy pregnancy!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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