How to Travel when Pregnant

  posted by: Gretchen

 

 

How to Travel when PregnantPregnancy should not prevent women from traveling or having a grand vacation abroad or in any other places that require them to travel for hours.  You can still visit the beautiful spots even if you are expecting.  However, traveling- whether by train, plane or car, is Pregnancy should not prevent women from traveling.  You need to take extra care because you have another precious life to take care of.  You don’t only think of your safety but you also think of the safety and comfort of your little angel in your womb.

Safety Travel Tips for Pregnant Women

  • Prior to your trip, talk to your doctor.  It is very necessary for you to talk to your doctor to know if you are fit to travel or it may harm you and the baby, especially if you travel by plane.  If you are more than 36 weeks pregnant, most airlines won’t allow you to fly because they are afraid that you’ll deliver on board.  This is pretty scary!
  • The best time to visit other places is during the second semester.  This is to avoid discomfort and the risk of miscarriage.
  • Avoid excessive flying or traveling.  But if you really have to go somewhere for a holiday vacation, choose the right seat. Request for an aisle seat for your comfort.
  • You have to buckle up for your safety. You need to wear the seatbelt properly for you and your baby. Wear it below your belly.
  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. Low humidity can lead to dehydration.
  • The best thing that you should do is to visit a travel medicine specialist for detailed specific advice.

Follow these tips and you’ll enjoy your trip just like any other travelers. Be safe!

 

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