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  Traveling While Pregnant

Posted by: admin @ 11:56 am

Most pregnant woman are generally able to travel until pretty close to their expected due date. Here are some ways to make the trip safer and more enjoyable.

Car Travel.

  1. It is very important to remember to always buckle-up when you are riding in a car. To protect you and your baby make sure to use both the lap and the shoulder belts.
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  3. Make sure the airbags are turned on.
  4. When traveling a long distance be prepared to stop often. When you stop, take the opportunity and walk around a bit to help circulate the blood. Sitting too long may cause your ankles to feel swollen and can cause leg cramps.
  5. Try to limit the travel time to 5-6 hours a day.
  6. Bring bottled water and nutritious snacks.
  7. Get Comfortable!! Bring comfy socks, slippers etc.

Air Travel.

  1. Always discuss your plans with your doctor before you book a flight.
  2. Make sure to check with the airline what their policy is regarding flying while pregnant.
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  4. Carry a copy of your medical records in case of an emergency.
  5. Travel on major airlines that have pressurized cabins rather than smaller planes.
  6. Try booking an aisle seat so you can get up freely to go to the bathroom.
  7. Keep drinking to fight dehydration.
  8. Keep moving to circulate the blood. Sitting too long can raise the risk of forming  blood clots.

Have a safe trip!!

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