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Travel Tips During Pregnancy

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Travel Tips During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the beginning of another phase of life, and it is a huge responsibility, but you must spend this time happily, and stress-free. During pregnancy, women are told that they cannot do the regular chores such as exercising, travelling, etc. as they can be dangerous for their health, but they are not if done with a little caution and support of the dear ones. 

Here are the best travel tips to follow if you are traveling during pregnancy.   

  1. Put up a ‘baby on board’ signage on the car to alert the fellow drivers and discourage overtaking and speeding around the car. 
  2. Travel in 18th to 24th week i.e. the second trimester, wherein the possibility of miscarriage is very low. 
  3. If you have to travel before or after your second trimester, then you have to be highly cautious. In that case, pack your comfort food, keep all the medicines handy, and stay connected to your doctor through online consultation/24*7 online video doctor consultation. 
  4. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the journey. 
  5. In case of a road journey, take breaks to come out of the car to stretch/move the legs and promote blood circulation. If travelling by plane or train, then walk down the aisle or in your compartment, respectively, to cure numb feet/legs and increase blood circulation. 
  6. Wear comfortable, loose, and breathable fabrics in which you can sleep and move conveniently like cotton.    
  7. If you are travelling by plane, then you may request a seat near the washroom or a seat with extra legroom depending upon your comfort, requirement, and budget. 
  8. Travel with your health records, this will be a good reference and help to the doctor who is attending you in another city/country in case of any emergency. You may carry the scanned copies of your health reports on your phone.
  9. Carry home-made snacks to avoid junk food.  
  10. If you are traveling alone, then keep sharing your location with your dear ones and stay connected to them via audio/video call. 
  11. If you are staying at a hotel, then pick good hotels so that you can rest assured about cleanliness. Carry disinfectants and toilet seat sanitizers for the situations when you have to use a public washroom.   
  12. Carry a cushion or pillow for comfortable seating.
  13. If travelling by road, then drive slow and take routes that have well-maintained motorable roads.
  14. Consult your doctor online through MediBuddy App to get a travel go-ahead from him/her because your doctor knows better. 
  15. Pack light, focus on carrying essentials. 
  16. Pay attention to wet floor signs at the airport or railway station, avoid them, and take a lift or an escalator to change floors. You may also take stairs or ramps but be very cautious and always move on them with the support of railing alongside.   
  17. Book a cab and hotel in advance to avoid last-minute stress and mismanagement.    
  18. Ask the plane staff, train staff, or the hotel staff for help in case of any discomfort. In such a situation, you can access quick help from MediBuddy for medicines, lab tests, or consultation as MediBuddy offers 24*7 medical support. 
  19. Pick the right footwear. The swollen ankle is a common problem faced by pregnant women, and it may worsen if you are traveling in uncomfortable footwear. 
  20. Pack your headphones to refresh your mood with good music or to catch up on your favorite movie/web series while travelling.   

   

If you still have doubts about travelling during pregnancy, then you may book an online consultation with the best doctors on MediBuddy. Here you can get answers to your queries like is it safe to travel during pregnancy by car/bus, or is it safe to travel during the 8th month of pregnancy or when to stop travelling while pregnant and tips for flying long haul when pregnant.

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