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Pregnancy And Travel

If you have a simple pregnancy, you are likely to be able to travel during most of your pregnancy. It is best to discuss air travel and long trips with your doctor before your due date. When traveling, it is very helpful to write a written medical record of your health and any complications that you have been exposed to in any an emergency.

Pregnant travel tips

Travel by car

 When traveling by car, consider the following:

  • Although there are anti-collision airbags in the car, wearing a seat belt is very important and essential to maintaining your life and the life of the fetus in the event of an accident, God forbid.
  • An airbag is also necessary, but you should keep the chair back and turn the chair back at least 25 centimeters to increase the distance between your chest and the airbag.
  • Take a break every two hours to get into the bathroom, walk five minutes to increase blood circulation, and to relieve pressure on the bladder.
  • My friend provides catering in Little Rock for her job, and must travel by car a lot. She actually took off work for her entire pregnancy to make sure nothing would happen, as accidents occur more often in bigger cities. I had a cousin who lost her baby in an accident. So it is advised to just avoid the car at all costs.

Travel by plane

The safest time to travel for a pregnant woman is during the second trimester of pregnancy, from the 18th to the 24th week, because the risk of miscarriage and preterm birth is almost impossible at this time. Air travel includes the following guidelines:

  • Check the conditions of the aviation police before booking the plane, because some prevent the pregnant woman from traveling if she is over 35 weeks pregnant.
  • Carrying documents, check card and private doctor number when traveling, as some companies request information.
  • Follow the safety belt instructions mentioned above, and ensure that the belt is tight in case of any disturbances in the aircraft.
  • Walk a little when you are allowed to move from the seat to increase blood circulation, and avoid numb feet. Choose a chair close to the corridor for easy moving and going to the bathroom.

Cases in which the holder cannot travel

Pregnant women should avoid travel in the following cases:

  • If you are thirty-six weeks pregnant.
  • If you have a problem with the placenta or the risk of premature birth.
  • If your doctor advises you not to travel based on your medical history, or because of your current pregnancy status.
  • If you are traveling frequently, or your work is inevitable, it is important to pay attention to the number of times you have been exposed to radiation to check bags and so on, because the radiation is very harmful to the fetus, and may put him at risk of cancer during the early years of his life.

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Making the most out of traveling with children

Traveling with children. Some parent’s biggest dream, but other parents’ worst nightmare. How do you make the most out of an international holiday, when you are taking children with you? Even when it comes to teens, it can be hard and frustrating to travel with them. 

There are a couple of things that you can do and consider in order to make the travel and holiday great for parents, and children. The most important thing is that families should be considered of one another. Here are some tips on how you can make the most out of traveling with smaller children. 

Shorter flights are recommended 

Look at the countries that are requiring shorter flights. The longer the flights, the more difficult the children on the flight will get. One can keep a child preoccupied for just a couple of hours before they become difficult. 

Make a list of the countries that require a shorter flight to reach. And, decide which of these countries will make a great holiday destination. If you need to take a long flight, make sure that you have enough snacks, drinks, and toys for the children to play with. 

The accommodation that you are booking

When you are making accommodation bookings, the one thing that you need to do is to consider the children and other people at the hotel. In most cases, it is always recommended to make a booking at a resort, if you have smaller, noisy children.

Hotel rooms are close to one another and noise can disturb the guest next door. And, you should consider what amenities it is for your children to enjoy. It is best to say that you are bringing young children with you when you are making the booking. 

Attractions and activities should be interesting for children as well

You don’t want children that become bored. This is why you should plan your holiday in such a way that they are finding the attractions and activities interesting and fun as well. Water activities like water parks, and taking them to the zoo is always great fun for them. 

With these tips, you will survive an overseas holiday with your children. It can be hard to travel with children, but the rewards are just as huge. There are so many great things that you can do and experience with your children, it just cost some planning. And, a lot of patience from your side.

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