If you are pregnant then you need to ensure that you are safe and at the same time, you will also have to take precautions so that your baby can be safe. If you take suggestions from the elderly people in the house, regarding your travel plan, then they will advice you not to travel. You can be rest assured that you can travel but take some precautions that would help you and your baby to be safe. You may be a carefree traveler but you cannot carry the same attitude now. Being carefree can be harmful to your as well as your baby’s health. It is better that you take care of few simple things so that you can have a happy journey.
These Are Important Travel Tips For Pregnant Women
Most of the airlines will not allow you to fly when you have crossed the pregnancy of 32 to 36 weeks. It is always better that you adhere to these rules rather than that of taking a big risk. While flying by plane, always request for an aisle seat. This will help you stretch and feel better. Apart from that, you may feel like urinating in every 10-15 minutes so in this situation, aisle seat would be very comfortable as the toilet would be located at a close by distance.
Ensure that you are hydrated at all point of time. Carry an empty bottle with yourself and keep on refilling the bottle with water, throughout your journey. Keep a track on the quantity of water that the bottle can hold. Keep on sipping water every ten minutes, even if you are not thirsty. This is one of the best ways by which you can make your travel easy. If you consume less than the required water then there are possibilities that you may suffer from problems like urine infection.
While you are pregnant, ensure that you have traveler’s insurance with you. Always remember that you are pregnant and the delivery date is just an estimate. None of the doctors can assure that the delivery will happen on the date mentioned and hence, it is better that you have insurance so that, if required, your delivery can be taken care in the foreign land.
While packing your things for the trip, ensure that you pack healthy food and comfortable shoes. If you think that you can manage with your heels then think again. Wearing heels all day during pregnancy is an impossible task to achieve. You can wear heels to a particular place wherein you need to be dressed neatly and later, you can move into footwear that is very comfortable and not just stylish. Similarly, you will not be aware of the food that will be available in the foreign land and hence, you carry all the healthy snacks. There are possibilities that you will not be able to find something good to eat so in this situation, your snacks will be your savior. Last but not the least, don’t forget the medicines that you need to consume on timely basis.
You are lucky that you are travelling before your baby is born. You can utilize this time to take some rest that your body requires. Ensure that you sleep for at least eight hours in a day and then accordingly, you can plan your vacation. Remember that you will not have enough time to sleep, once your baby is born and hence, take your part of rest now.
You may be having your comfortable pillows at home so feel free to carry those pillows. You may think that it’s embarrassing to carry pillows everywhere but it’s not as sleeping or sitting without pillows would be a scary thing for you. Apart from that, if you think that you can buy pillows after reaching the destination then plan on what you will do in the airplane and also decide what you will do if you are not able to find a comfortable pillow in your travel destination.
Zip Lock Bags
Zip lock bags are not an option at all during pregnancy. There are very high chances that you may feel like puking and you will not be able to find a washroom nearby. In such a situation, zip lock bags can be used for puking. It is better that you carry large zip lock bags so that they can be handy in different situations.
Feel Good About The Attention
You will come across lot of people who will pay more attention to your baby bump than you. In such a situation, don’t feel embarrassed. If you feel embarrassed or if you shy away, then you will be spoiling your joy and happiness.