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Pregnancy And Travel

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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