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Are you 33 weeks pregnant and feeling a little nervous about traveling? You’re not alone. Many women have concerns about travel during pregnancy, especially later in the pregnancy. Here are some of the most common concerns about traveling 33 weeks pregnant, and how to address them.

Will flying be safe?

There’s no need to avoid flying altogether just because you’re pregnant. In fact, flying may actually be safer than travel by car or bus, since you’re less likely to be in an accident. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when flying while pregnant.

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Make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. You should also try to get up and walk around every few hours to avoid blood clots. And, of course, be sure to wear your seatbelt at all times.

How will I deal with changes in altitude?

Changes in altitude can cause some discomfort, but they’re usually nothing to worry about. Drink plenty of water, and avoid any strenuous activity. If you start to feel lightheaded or dizzy, sit down and put your head between your knees.

What if I have to go to the bathroom?

This is a common concern, especially for women who are pregnant for the first time. Try to use the restroom before you travel, and drink plenty of fluids during your trip. If you do need to use the restroom during your travels, be sure to clean your hands thoroughly afterward.

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I’m worried about motion sickness.

Motion sickness is common during pregnancy, but there are some things you can do to minimize the symptoms. Try to sit near the front of the car or plane, and take some deep breaths. If you start to feel nauseous, eat some ginger or drink ginger ale.

I don’t want to travel too far from home.

It’s perfectly understandable to want to stay close to home during your pregnancy. If you’re not comfortable traveling far from home, there’s no shame in that. Just be sure to listen to your body and do what’s best for you and your baby.