So you’re pregnant and dying to travel? Or maybe you have to travel for work, but you’re not sure if it’s safe? Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate traveling while pregnant.
🚨 First and foremost, always check with your doctor before making any travel plans. Some women are simply not advised to travel, due to high-risk pregnancies.
💡 If you are cleared for travel, there are still some things to keep in mind. For example, you’ll want to avoid long flights (over 4 hours) and road trips (over 8 hours) if possible. This is because sitting for too long can increase your risk of blood clots.
If you must travel by plane or car, make sure to get up and move around every few hours. Walk up and down the aisle or take a quick break at a rest stop.
🍽️ You’ll also want to be extra mindful of what you’re eating and drinking. Be sure to stay hydrated and eat plenty of nutritious foods. And avoid anything that could give you food poisoning, like unpasteurized dairy or undercooked meat.
💆🏼♀️ Last but not least, make sure to take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, use supportive pillows, and keep your feet elevated as much as possible. Pregnancy can be taxing on your body, so it’s important to relax and recuperate when you can.
By following these tips, you can travel safely and comfortably while pregnant. Just be sure to check in with your doctor first and take care of yourself while you’re on the road.