Travel Safe during Pregnancy

It is likely that these vacation days you go to make a trip even if you’re expecting a baby. You can travel while pregnant, safe to both agradecéis a break, although there are certain recommendations for safe travel during pregnancy We will then review.

The first thing is to point out that the second quarter is the safest to travel, although this does not mean that it is forbidden at the beginning or at the end of the pregnancy, with certain caveats. The first, obviously, in the case of a risk pregnancy or it has recommended pregnant women rest, no matter the stage of gestation in which is.

The first quarter is delicate to travel, so it is recommended to choose destinations nearby. If you suffer nausea which may increase when traveling, do not forget to ask your Gynecologist about some innocuous compressed the baby that will help to mitigate them.

In the second quarter is when as a rule women are more prepared and in a better State to travel, nausea with luck it will be gone, the pregnancy is well established, decreases the risk of miscarriage and have not won so much weight as to feel uncomfortable during the trip.

With respect to the third quarter, we have probably lost much of our agility and weight gain entails inconvenience that make us us think twice about the fact of spending a long time in a means of transport that would prevent us to move freely. Fatigue at this stage recommend choosing destinations nearby and very relaxed.

It is then when it will be most important to move as far as possible, stretch your legs, walking… and dress with loose and comfortable clothing that no more hinders circulation, normally so resentful at the end of pregnancy.

At any stage, it is also important to not leave home with the stomach empty and carry supplies that can relieve nausea or take away the hunger at any given time, if it can not be stopped during the journey. What you should not miss is the beverage, the more advisable to stay well hydrated water.

In any case, the quarter that is, do not forget that we are talking about relaxing holidays, that does not require major efforts which may affect the health of the mother or the fetus. Nothing of sports of adventure tourism to exotic destinations that require extreme caution or risk.

In the baggage we carry obstetric history, all the medical documentation that we have (analysis, ultrasound…) if arises a setback and in the place of destination would have to go to the doctor, even by the possibility of a premature delivery from the seventh month of pregnancy from occurring.

Is for this reason that that date is preferable to choose nearby destinations that allow us to go to our regular doctor for any consultation or setback.

Means of transport during pregnancy

  • Aircraft.

We have already seen that you can travel by plane during the pregnancy, however it is important for women to ensure the rules of each country and each airline, because each one can set its own rules.

In general, airlines recommend do not travel by plane when the gestation period exceeds the 32 weeks. Some require women to sign a document that exempted the company from liability in any eventuality arising deriving from their status. In addition, some airlines put as a limit prior to 32 weeks.

Regard to if a medical certificate is required, only the women that go beyond 32 or 35 weeks of gestation, require it or if the pregnancy is uncertain or if there are complications in the.

Of course, there are no to fly if there is any risk in pregnancy, especially if there is evidence that the birth may be premature. To the extent possible, sit near bath or outputs or the row with more space to move the legs.

The safety belt, such as the car, is below the belly, from the hips. When the compulsory wearing of seatbelts light turns off, maybe that we need to remove it to be more comfortable. In those moments, when we can, should stand up to stretch your legs, but we can not go far unless we will go to the bathroom, or will give small walks down the aisle.

You can also us rise up to ask for water, since aircraft in moisture tends to be very low and should drink plenty of fluids. We must try to sleep if the trip is very long.

  • Train.

The train is very comfortable transport, allows greater freedom of movement, so change of position, move closer to the cafeteria, to the bathroom… will be suitable during the journey. However, we must not forget that the rattle can give a surprise, so you may want walk on the seats next to the Hall.

  • Car.

The car is the best option for journeys shorter, very comfortable to go to our air, and always put safety belt, shoes us or perform movements of feet and legs to allow for the circulation.

In addition, it allows stop when needed, and not try to extend the journey non-stop. Every two hours as a minimum it is advisable to make a stop, because as it is logical in the interior of the vehicle you cannot walk or go to the bathroom, suggested by Psyknowhow.

As host, best not get behind the wheel in the last quarter: the volume of the gut can make it very uncomfortable and fatigue and blood circulation problems make it difficult and discouraged driving.

  • Bus.

Personally I don’t like too much travelling by bus, and I doubt that I would have done so during pregnancy (I mean long journeys). Bus does not usually have bathroom, and if you do is it sufficiently narrow to impede access to a person of certain volume.

It is neither permitted to walk down the aisle, it is dangerous because there is a risk of any curve or braking make us lose balance. The possibilities of movement are very small and the stop “to demand” practically impossible.

  • Boat.

The boat trip can be quite relaxed if we make sure that the State of the sea will be quiet. But can you give us a nasty surprise in the form of waves and nausea. There are many types of travel by boat: from simple ferries that connect two places close to cruisers of different duration, so that the considerations will be different in each case.

The cruise can be a relaxing trip (which will change quite as kids arrive) and allows you to relax if not we hurried with excursions on the scales or want the full agenda of the log-book.

If the short ferry that we have to take has coincided in a swell day, better to postpone the journey (whenever possible) or change if possible means of transport, the raging sea may become an annoyance to any person, let alone during pregnancy.

Following all these steps we can Travel safe during pregnancy and enjoy a vacation “pre-baby” time. And, although it is said that it will take to repeat a trip, not I who do it, then I encourage you continue once born baby, traveling in family.