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10 Tips on traveling during Pregnancy

While many think that a travel during pregnancy could be stressful, it is not necessarily true. You can’t obviously stay indoors for 9 months! Be it a short vacation or a trip to your native, going on a trip could lighten your mood and make you feel more positive towards your changing body and mind.

And, what’s better? Even doctors recommend it! If your pregnancy is not a complicated one, you shouldn’t at all be afraid of packing your bags and leaving for a trail! But…you need to be only CAREFUL! While it is absolutely safe to travel, you need to take some precautions and we are here to help you with a few excellent tips!

  1. Think before selecting the destination
    Ensure that the place you want to visit is safe, has all the amenities like good toilets, good air quality, safe drinking water etc. Avoid going to extremely long distance places as you could find trouble arranging for a washroom on the way.
  2. Carry sufficient food with you
    Starving during pregnancy could be risky and exhausting for you. So always keep good amount of healthy snacks and drinking water with you. You must also keep juices, ORS etc. to maintain the fluid-electrolytes balance in your body.
  3. Do take breaks
    Yes, do not stretch yourself when you travel. Do stop in between, move around, walk a little, go to the restroom and again carry on. This will help you prevent swelling in your feet.
  4. Do not overdo your luggage
    Do not bother taking a lot of luggage with you as it becomes an additional burden. You are already dealing with a new one inside you and you wouldn’t want to be exhausted with dragging heavy luggage and then worrying about keeping everything in place upon return.
  5. Immunization – NO
    There are a few countries that need you to be vaccinated before you visit them. Avoid planning your trips to such countries.
  6. Locate a hospital nearby
    It is always better to be follow preventive measures. Before you go to a new place, check out the nearest hospital for you. It could save you a lot of unnecessary panic and stress.
  7. Wear your seat belt
    If travelling by car, you must wear your seat belt. It will help you stay safer and avoid the sudden jerks.
  8. Keep your medical kit handy
    Whether or not you are pregnant, this tip helps you have a comfortable vacation. Having medicines at hand could reduce panic and stress and you can immediately address issues like nausea, small cuts or indigestion.
  9. Yes to the aisle seat!
    If you are traveling by flight, then ask for an aisle seat. It will help you in more ways than you can imagine. You can easily go to the loo as many times as you want and you won’t have to constantly bug your fellow passengers to give way to you.
  10. Avoid seafood in foreign country
    Why we suggest this is because seafood tends to generate an allergy in many expecting mothers and that could go terribly wrong for you and your baby. Instead, concentrate more on fruits and vegetables and chicken for protein. Enough fiber is required for you to avoid constipation and have a good journey.

These are some of the easy tips that you can follow to have a stress free vacation in your pregnancy. Let your trimesters not stop you from having all the fun, girl!

Are you still worried about your trip? If you need any kind of assistance, you can reach out to us at Ovum Hospitals for Maternal Health. We are always here to help!

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