The excitement of welcoming a newborn into this world is everything you ever dreamed of. But that does not mean that you have to stall your dreams of travelling. A pregnant woman can travel, period. However, they come with certain pros and cons. In order to have a natural and healthy delivery, you would have to skip a few activities and it’s natural. Continue reading to debunk a few myths you have been hearing about for years with regards to travel during pregnancy.
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You cannot travel in an airplane when pregnant
This is completely false. A normal pregnancy period calls for an airplane journey. As long as you have no complications during your pregnancy period, you have nothing to worry about. It is best advised to travel when you are 14-27 weeks pregnant (second trimester period). During this period the risks of physical discomfort, morning sickness, nausea or miscarriage are at their lowest. Another recommendation is to book an aisle seat on the aircraft since there would be a constant urge to use the restroom. Furthermore, it’s best to consult your pediatrician before you hop onto the aeroplane.
Weekend getaways or road trips aren’t for pregnant woman
Hell No! If you want to take that road trip, go for it. A long drive often calls for sitting in one position for the longest time. Hence, it is recommended to constantly change postures and take multiple stops for a little stretching here and there. Also, try not to strap the seat belt across your baby bump. This would help keep you and your baby safe at all times. Drink water at regular intervals and keep air circulating during your journey. Again doctor’s advice is a must to avoid complications.
You can’t onboard a ship when Pregnant
Well, you can! Travelling on a cruise can be tricky but it isn’t impossible. Before you voyage on a cruise, the first thing to do is check the health amenities it provides. Do they have a doctor on board? Do they have provisions for a well-equipped medical unit?
Apart from the above, seasickness is common when on a ship. Hence it’s best to ask for advice and carry medication for sea sickness. When on board wash your hand frequently and sanitize often. This we’ll help to avoid any contact with viruses on board. Vomiting and diarrhea are generally caused due to Norovirus infection (A health sickness at sea). In case of these symptoms, seek immediate medical help.
Adventure and activities are not for pregnant woman
Needless to say, you can’t skydive or bungee jump when pregnant. However, not every adventure sport or activity calls for a free fall or deep dives. When on your travel, many activities help keep your adrenaline Irish flowing. Which at those, you may ask? Well, go on a camping trip with your spouse or family, or friends. Apart from camping, you can also go for a swim, a hike or paddle boating too. Any adventure that is low on risks, can be on your bucket list while pregnant.
Travelling during pregnancy is all about knowing what’s best for you. Depending on your pregnancy health travel is no barrier. It does release stress but during the right stage of pregnancy. To conclude, you can be a traveller while being pregnant. However, we also recommend to take all the necessary precautions before you journey.
At Aertrip, we customize your travel plans as per your requirements. Connect or visit us at Holidays by Aertrip for the best recommendations and choose only what’s best for you. Happy Pregnancy! Happy Travel!
DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. Please do not use it as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this article. You should consult everything with your primary health care provider, obstetrician, and gynecologist.