Traveling During Pregnancy: 11 Great Tips for a Memorable Trip by Sheri B Doyle
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. It does mean you have to travel a little differently. Making memories with your unborn baby can be an amazing and memorable experience. Here are some tips for traveling while pregnant:
- Wait until your second trimester. Usually the second trimester comes with big energy boosts, less nausea and exhaustion, perfect for seeing the world.
- Take a copy of your prenatal chart and clearance from your OB-GYN just in case you need to visit a doctor or hospital elsewhere.
- If you do need a doctor, contact the American Embassy for recommendations or ask your hotel.
- Check with your insurance policy to understand what to do and what is covered if you need to see a doctor or go to the hospital.
- When flying get up and walk around the plane every hour. Pregnant women are more prone to blood clots. Consider wearing compression socks.
- Pack products you may need in case you start feeling ill like ginger chews for nausea, motion sickness bags and safe antibiotics for travel diarrhea.
- Bring a journal and document the trip to share with your baby when they are older.
- Wear comfortable and supportive shoes if you will be walking a lot.
- Create a realistic travel plan allowing time for you to rest and relax.
- Bring a water bottle with you to make sure you are staying hydrated.
- Pack snacks.
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