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Expectant Mother Travel Tips

Posted on 28 April 2019 by (0)

There is an assumption among some women and even men that pregnant women should not travel. But, that is not true because there is no law prohibiting pregnant women from going on trips. If you have a healthy pregnancy and feeling fit to travel, there is nothing to worry about. Here are useful tips to keep in mind when planning a trip while pregnant.

Consult With Your Doctor before Takeoff

Even in good state of health, traveling while expectant has its risks that could badly affect your and the infant. To be sure that you are safe to travel, check with your doctor and let him or her know about your travel plans. Your doctor will provide the necessary advice and also measures for dealing with any health or medical emergencies on the road.

Check Your Airline’s Policy for Expectant Travelers  

The second trimester is usually the best time for trips but, most airlines allow women who are up to 36 weeks pregnant on their flights. Besides, some carriers require that expectant travelers bring a note from their doctor stating they are cleared to travel. However, be sure to ask your carrier about their policy for pregnant travelers to avoid surprises.

Talk To Your Health Insurance Provider about the Trip

You never know what might come up after take-off so; it is advisable to also inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling for a given period of time. Find out if your health insurance plan covers medical emergencies and other situations like, giving birth while on a trip abroad.

Get Plenty of Rest

There are many physical changes that occur on a pregnant woman’s body that can make you feel uncomfortable and exhausted even after a short trip. For a more relaxed and safe trip, book a comfortable seat, take naps and get off your seat during stops to stretch.

With the above tips, you can easily avoid all the stress of traveling while pregnant and make your trip smooth and safe all the way.