Annie,dragonflyannie wrote:Hi everyone!
Has anyone else ever had to miss Burning Man even though they didn't want to? Was it really that bad? I'm picturing myself being home on burn night, painting my pregnant self and running around the house naked because I can't be there!
Just looking for some reassurance that missing one year will be okay.
Love and light,
Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be fine missing a year, and I'm sure you'll be amazed, as your child's first birthday approaches, that BM06 is already upon you.
After asking some questions of some people, here are some informal rules of thumb. These do not represent any sort of formal Burning Man or Emergency Services policy regarding pregnancy on playa:
<u>First trimester:</u> Welcome! Have fun! Make sure you stay hydrated, and make sure you know where all of the medical outposts are, just in case.
<u>Second trimester:</u> You really should have regular and easy access to Air Conditioning of some sort, unless you are a veteran Burner and know what you are doing. Check with your doctor before and after the event. Stay cool and hydrated. Consider checking in with medical. Definately know where the medical facilities are located.
<u>Third trimester:</u> Consider skipping the event entirely if you are not a veteran burner. Air Conditioning is a must. Check with your doctor before and after your stay in BRC. Check in with main medical and know where the medical facilities are. Have plenty of friends nearby willing to support you and help out. Have a plan for leaving the playa early if you experience any discomfort.
General health information can be found at
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... afety.html
Since I've been a Ranger and Emergency Services member, no children have been born on playa. While it would be an amazing thing to brag about, it would also be a source of immense stress for everyone involved, including anyone participating in an intervention or evacuation. Honestly, I don't look forward to the first time it happens.
Again, congratulations to you!