Almost everyone gets stressed out when they think about traveling during pregnancy. But it is not a great thing to worry about as it seems to be unless you have some medical complications. Just keep in mind some points beforehand and prep according to it. Prioritize your health and comfort whenever you plan a trip. Whether it is a babymoon, or a small drive or a long flight, it should carry the utmost importance. Go through the list we have prepared so that you can take care of yourself and your baby in a better way. This would make your travel experience a bit easier.
Carry healthy foods
The first and foremost thing everybody takes care of when pregnant is nutrition. It becomes very important to take care of your health during this crucial period. So if you are planning some kind of trip then this is the most important aspect you need to take care of. Carry along with you some healthy snacks and fluids, no matter what means of transport you are taking. It is necessary as a woman tends to get more hungry and dehydrated when she is carrying a life inside her. So these things can come in handy in case you don’t get the required meal on a flight or anywhere else. Moreover, try to take aisle seat on the plane as she is likely to use the restroom more often.
Pack as light as possible
Though it is recommended to exercise moderately during pregnancy, carrying heavy luggage might take a toll on you. Pack in a schemed manner by deciding on an appropriate color palette, so you can mix match different clothing items and wear them. When you pack light, you won’t have to bear the trouble of carrying a heavy suitcase that would tire you early in the day. Try to wear and carry comfortable attires along with you. Carry multi-functional items like a jacket that could act as a pillow and a blanket too. Leave the non-essentials behind like toothpaste or shampoo that you would find or buy on your trip.
Carefully pick activities
It would quite non-sensical to pick activities like waterskiing, snowboarding, etc during pregnancy time, so try to apply your common sense while choosing favorable activities. You obviously can’t go for scuba diving as air bubbles tend to form in bloodstream, which, in turn, would affect the baby. Don’t plan to go to an amusement park as sudden acceleration and stops are also not good for pregnant women. Strikeout even hot tub baths and saunas as extreme heat also affects the baby and that too not in a good way. And in case you are unsure about anything, it is always advisable to consult the doctor.
Update the travel medical portfolio
It is generally advisable to update your travel medical portfolio in case you have any serious issues. It becomes quite useful in case of emergencies. And when it comes to pregnant women, a comprehensive portfolio listing out about the past medical history, allergies become necessary. Sometimes it happens that you are unable to speak for yourself, so these things come in handy during the emergency cases.
Choose the destination with care
If we know that some kind of place can never be suitable for pregnant women, we would not be planning a trip there. Apart from that, we also need to take care of safety and hygiene issues. Make sure that the destination place has good air quality, safe drinking water, and various other essential factors. Consult your doctor in case of any confusion.