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Pregnant & Swimming with wild dolphins (PIP)

Just thought I would share a really unique pregnancy experience I had with wild dolphins on my babymoon. Apparently dolphins have affinity for women who are pregnant... I didn?t know this until my husband and I went swimming/snorkeling for a couple miles across a bay on the Big Island of Hawai?i. While we were swimming, a pod of about 30 spinner dolphins showed up and swam around with us for about an hour. This was such an incredible hour of my life ? swimming with beautiful wild dolphins with a 6-month baby belly!

Dolphin checking my belly out?

Dolphin coming in for a close look at my belly?

6 months pregnant, swimming with dolphins

Me 6 months pregnant, swimming with dolphins

Dolphin pod 


Since then, Hawai?i locals and friends have said that they weren?t surprised that the dolphins spent so much time with me because I was pregnant, one even called me ?a little dolphin magnet.? It?s fascinating that the dolphins could view the inside of my body through sonar, and perceive the image of our skeletons (both me and the baby), as well as two heartbeats, much like how ultrasounds are used to do the same for humans.

Dolphin mama and baby

Dolphin mama and baby

Dolphins 

Recently I?ve thought about how cool it is that we?ll be able to tell (and show) our baby girl that she swam with wild dolphins before she was born!

BFP #1: 10/2011, Pre-eclampsia in last 6 weeks, emergency C-section, DD born 6/25/11

BFP #2: 8/16/14, Ectopic Pregnancy & Methotrexate Inj. 9/5/14, Adverse MTX reaction, HCG levels down after 2 weeks

BFP #3: 2/23/2016, EDD 10/28/2016


 

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  • PRICELESS PICS!!!! So Beautiful, what an experience to have...Good For You!!!! :)

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  • how special!! you should put one of those pics in her nursery or at least a scrapbook! very cool.
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  • I love those pictures! It's awesome that you got to experience that. :)
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  • image MamaC2b2011:
    how special!! you should put one of those pics in her nursery or at least a scrapbook! very cool.

    Good idea!

    BFP #1: 10/2011, Pre-eclampsia in last 6 weeks, emergency C-section, DD born 6/25/11

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  • So amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. These pictures are just gorgeous.

    I've never even thought about their sonar capability!

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  • That is so cool!   Something I've always wanted to do & never had a chance to do it.  Glad you took tons of pics to show your LO.



  • Here's a link short video we took with our little underwater camera too, it makes me feel like I'm there again (I think you have to be logged in to FB to see it, but I made it public, so you don't have to know me):

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  • That is amazing! She special for you, your DH and LO! I agree with the OP who said to put a pic in the nursery. Such a cool memory for you to share with her!
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  • That is beyond amazing!  Animals are so perceptive!  So happy you had a wonderful experience on your babymoon!

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  • Very cool! So many of those tours activities will be off limits if you do it through your hotel etc., but you really lucked out since those dolphins were wild. Truly Amazing!
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  • That is amazing!!! What an incredible experience you get to share with LO.
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  • image johnsonia:
    Very cool! So many of those tours activities will be off limits if you do it through your hotel etc., but you really lucked out since those dolphins were wild. Truly Amazing!

    Plus, it was free by doing it on our own!

    BFP #1: 10/2011, Pre-eclampsia in last 6 weeks, emergency C-section, DD born 6/25/11

    BFP #2: 8/16/14, Ectopic Pregnancy & Methotrexate Inj. 9/5/14, Adverse MTX reaction, HCG levels down after 2 weeks

    BFP #3: 2/23/2016, EDD 10/28/2016


     

  • I am so jealous!!! Dolphins are my favorite :O)

     

    Glad you had a good time!

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  • Wow, what amazing photos to remember an amazing experience!
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  • How amazing! It sounds like you both had an incredible time.

    I'd be hanging those pics in the nursery if I were you. They are priceless! :)

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  • Awesome! I LOVE dolphins! When I was in Hawaii over the 2009/2010 holidays we got to swim with spinners as well. Doing it pregnant would be sooo cool though!
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  • Amazing!  I just teared up a bit because that is so sweet.  I love dolphins.  I think they are some of the smartest and sweetest mammals ever.  
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  • That is totally awesome. I would love to do that!
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  • image mbritto4:
    We saw spinners on our whale watch with the pacific whale foundation in February. Very cool to snorkel with them.

     

    Same here!! We saw them on our honeymoon almost 3 years ago with PWF.

    OP, those pictures are incredible!!! Lucky you!  

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  • That is really cool!
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  • Sooo jealous!!  Glad you enjoyed!
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  • THIS IS AMAZING!! What an experience! I love that locals didn't think much of it and called you a dolphin magnet! I always wanted to be a marine biologist when i was little and never heard of dolphins being able to "see" a pregnant woman's baby. That's just an amazing thing to wrap my head around. Thanks so much for sharing!
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  • Wow- what an amazing experience that must have been!
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  • so jealous. How were you allowed to do this? I wanted to to this on our honeymoon/babymoon when I was like 13 weeks on our cruise and it said pregnant women not allowed..:(
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  • image LyndseyLC:
    so jealous. How were you allowed to do this? I wanted to to this on our honeymoon/babymoon when I was like 13 weeks on our cruise and it said pregnant women not allowed..:(

    We were just swimming/snorkeling in the ocean on our own and wild dolphins came up - there was no one there to say we couldn't.

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  • What an amazing experience!
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  • That's cool. We had a less intimate experience with dolphins on our babymoon in Cabo almost 2 wks ago. We went out whale watching and saw several hundred dolphins moving in a huge school. The guide estimated 1000 since we saw so many on the surface, she figured there were probably 2 or 3 under each one. It was crazy. Tons of dolphins stretching 3 football field lengths. Later in the trip we saw parts of a mommy whale and her baby too. I actually just made a little nursery picture to hang with a whale on it.
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  • Wow amazing! thanks for sharing
  • that is awesome!
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  • Oh I am so jealous! I love dolphins! What an awesome experience, these pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing.
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  • image LyndseyLC:
    so jealous. How were you allowed to do this? I wanted to to this on our honeymoon/babymoon when I was like 13 weeks on our cruise and it said pregnant women not allowed..:(

    This!  I am jealous as well!  We had a chance to swim with dolphins while we were in Cozumel and I was 9 weeks pregnant and they wouldn't let me do it.  So MH got to do it all by himself while I had to sit in the viewer area and pout!  Awesome pictures!

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