It’s official – you’re almost in the home stretch! 33 weeks pregnant marks an important milestone – you’re now officially considered full-term. This means that, if you go into labor now, your baby has a good chance of surviving outside the womb.
So, what does this mean for you? Well, if you’re planning on traveling during your pregnancy, now is the time to start packing. Here’s a helpful packing list for a 33-week pregnant woman:
- Maternity clothes: You’re going to want to be comfortable on your trip, and that means packing plenty of maternity clothes. Be sure to pack a mix of both casual and dressy options, as you never know what you’ll need.
- Comfortable shoes: Your feet are going to be swollen during pregnancy, so make sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes that you can wear throughout the day.
- Supportive bras: A good supportive bra is essential for any pregnant woman. Make sure to pack at least one or two that will be comfortable to wear while traveling.
- Maternity belt: A maternity belt can help support your back and belly during pregnancy. It’s a good idea to pack one in your suitcase, just in case you need it on your trip.
- Pills and Vitamins: Be sure to pack all of the pills and vitamins you’re currently taking, as you may not be able to find them all while traveling. This includes any prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements.
- Healthy snacks: Pregnancy cravings are real, so be sure to pack plenty of healthy snacks to tide you over between meals. This is especially important if you’re traveling by plane, as airplane food can be notoriously unhealthy.
- Water bottle: Staying hydrated is important for both you and your baby during pregnancy. Pack a reusable water bottle in your carry-on so you can stay hydrated during your travels.
- Travel pillow: A travel pillow can be a lifesaver when you’re pregnant. Be sure to pack one in your carry-on so you can rest your head during your trip.
- Breast pump: If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll need to pack a breast pump in your carry-on. This is essential for maintaining your milk supply while you’re away from your baby.
- Baby clothes: If you’re traveling with your baby, don’t forget to pack plenty of clothes for them as well. Be sure to pack a mix of both warm and cold weather clothes, as you never know what the weather will be like.
This packing list should help you get started on packing for your trip. Remember to pack items that will keep you comfortable and relaxed, as travel can be stressful during pregnancy. And if you have any questions or concerns, be sure to talk to your doctor before you go.