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.
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.