In today’s fast paced life the modern busy woman even when pregnant has no option but to travel and there is hardly any time for taking break. Many women are working even when they are in an advance stage of their pregnancy and that involves travel too. Many don’t like the idea of being home bound.
Its not that traveling is not safe for pregnant women but you just need to remember few things that will help you to make your travel comfortable and safe.
Don’t just sit:
You may be traveling by airplane or by road it is important that you get up and move around every other hour. This is more important if you are in advance stage of pregnancy as this will prevent any soreness and stiffness.
It is a good idea to have snacks in long journey. It is also safe to carry snacks with you as there might be need of eating if you get stuck in traffic or your flight is delayed and you have to wait. This will also help you to deal with usual discomforts like feeling faint which is related to blood sugar levels.
Have enough fluids:
While you travel you tend to get dehydrated and pregnant woman need lots of fluids. You can carry a water bottle or juice with you.
Dress in a manner that you are comfortable during a trip. You can carry a light shawl as sometimes air conditioner around you can make you feel cold.
Be prepared for emergency:
You should carry your prenatal medical records with you. You may not face any problem but there is no harm in taking them along with you as it is safe.