Travelling During Pregnancy

If you are about to travel during your pregnancy, then understandably, you might have some concerns. However, with the tips mentioned here, you will be able to out all your travel related concerns to rest. We intend to help your trip become as safe and comfortable as it can be.

When to Travel

Usually, it is okay both for your health and the unborn baby’s to travel at all times during your pregnancy. Even so, if you ask an expert, they will recommend that you travel during the second trimester.

If you need to board a plane or ride a train earlier or later than that, you can do so. Just make sure that you are past the morning sickness characteristic of the first and the fatigue-inducing stage characteristic of the third stage of pregnancy.  You will also want to check the carrier’s policy. For example, some airlines will not allow you to travel if you are more than 36 weeks pregnant.

This precaution is advised because most emergencies during pregnancy are known to occur in these stages!

Who to Talk to

Before you put a step out the door, though, we’d recommend that you consult your doctor. Make sure that you discuss any medical concerns there might be or any tests scheduled in the future.

Which Precautions to Take

Promote circulation: especially when you must remain seated for long periods of time.  Make sure you flex and extend your ankles and straighten your legs as often as possible.  When you get the chance, walk around.  Wearing loose clothing may also assist promote circulation unless you have been advised to wear compression socks.

Drink plenty of fluids: especially water.  It is so good for your body and your baby.  Try to avoid gassy drinks as the gas can build up in your stomach and cause discomfort.

Vaccination: Before you travel and depending on where you are heading, you might need some vaccines for protection. Inoculation to prevent catching infectious diseases is one precaution that you should take for both your and baby’s sake. However, keep in mind that some vaccines might not suit during pregnancy. It is better to opt for a vaccine that contains inactivated bacteria or virus. Some anti-malaria tablets have also been deemed unsafe during pregnancy. Simply consult with your doctor before you get any vaccination done.

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