Travelling while pregnant

You should have a seat next to aisle in order to move easily and be able to stand up, stretch your legs during the flight while pregnant.

Planning to have a trip often makes pregnant women worry. You should prepare a thorough and flexible plan before leaving to explore a new land. Some notes below can help you.

Travelling while pregnant

Check airlines and tour companies to ensure you can take a trip. There are some airlines restricted pregnant women after 30 weeks. These firms will require health certificates with pregnant women in the final 3 months.

Consult your doctor about your health conditions if you are ready for the trip. Conduct experiments on air pressure plus the radiation when you make the flight. You should note that exposure to radiation increases risk of cancer of fetal. Security agencies often require you to manually check or use a chopstick instead of security checking machine to minimize this risk.

Bring your health insurance card or medical certificate in case of emergency. Pack handy clothes and shoes for the trip.

Note your diet during journey. You can decrease fatigue by snacks. The additional amount of water consumed while sitting in the dry air is essential.

Take a seatbelt when traveling by plane or car to keep it safe for you and your baby. Limit driving 6 hours per day and you should stretch your legs to avoid the risk of forming deep vein thrombosis.

You should have a seat next to aisle in order to move easily and be able to stand up, stretch your legs during the flight. Avoid drinking soda and eating foods causing heartburn like beans, oatmeal, prunes before flying. In addition, low air pressure can cause discomfort for pregnant women.

If you travel by ship, you should pay attention to the state of imbalance, dizziness, nausea, headache, and fatigue, even when you never seasick. Consult your doctor about the motion sickness medicine in order to have good health during the trip.

Moreover, the virus infection on a cruise ship is very quickly. Of infections from food, drinking water may be cause writhing stomach pain and vomiting for about 2 days.

Foreign food and drink risks in pregnancy

Take care to avoid food- and water-borne conditions, such as stomach upsets and travellers’ diarrhoea (TD). Some medicines for treating stomach upsets and traveller’s diarrhoea aren’t suitable during pregnancy.

Always check if tap water is safe. If in doubt, drink bottled water. If you get ill, keep hydrated and continue eating for the health of your baby, even if you may not be hungry.

Find out about a healthy diet in pregnancy, and foods to avoid.

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