Whether it’s a trip to visit your family or having a photo shoot at the beach, it’s evident that many women will travel even once in the nine-month period. Travelling is safe for pregnant women who have low-risk pregnancies, but it is safe to consult your doctor first. Still travelling when pregnant can be hard and that is why it is good that you plan ahead of the trip. Tips that can make a comfortable vacation include:
Time wisely for the holiday
During the first trimester, most women experience rampant nausea and morning sickness. The third trimester they start getting a little bit bigger and the second trimester is the easier one that a pregnant woman is safe to travel. It is not a universal rule because pregnancies are different for different people. The second trimester is the ideal stage for many women to have some fun moments before the arrival of their baby.
Choose the destination with a lot of care
When travelling with a pregnant woman, it is crucial that you ensure the destination place is safe for her. You should get a place that has good air; clean water to drink and the risk to contract airborne diseases should be low among others. Consulting her doctor can be one way to ensure that the destination you are going to choose is safe for her. Another rule that you must observe is to avoid any country that has compulsory vaccinations.
Carry healthy fluids and snacks
Whether you will travel by air, road or train, carrying fresh drinks and snacks is mandatory. An expectant woman is likely to be extremely hungry and easily dehydrated as a result of their condition when they stay on for long hours. It is crucial that she can get what she requires every time anywhere. It is apparent that she might need to visit the restroom frequently, so you can request that she gets a seat near the room in a plane.
Pack as light as possible
The body of a pregnant woman is already going through a lot as a result of carrying the little one, so getting exhausted very fast is a likely option. Packing light can save her the agony of pulling cumbersome luggage and dealing with loads of dirty laundry once she is back from the trip.
It is acceptable for her to dress in light and comfortable clothes and repeat wearing them during the vacation. At this critical time, ensure she relaxes and maintains low-stress levels. She should fit some of her outfits before leaving to avoid a scenario where she will have to squeeze an outfit that isn’t her size anymore.
Travelling is fun even when pregnant but always remember that the risk to have blood clots is higher at this period. You should avoid sitting for many hours, and you can stand up to stretch a bit or walk along the aisle. When you are driving, you can have many stopovers to relax a bit and move on with the trip. When you are choosing activities that you can participate in, let common sense prevail.