Travel During Pregnancy
One question that indeed arises when a woman becomes pregnant is, “Can I still travel?” The answer is yes! You absolutely can.
Many women find that it may be more challenging to travel their first trimester morning sickness and nausea can very quickly take over at any time. Something to note as one makes plans is that the risk of miscarriage is higher in the first three months. Taking it easy and choosing to give your body extra time to adjust as it prepares and makes room for the baby is essential. Still, traveling at this time is possible.
The best time to travel is during the second trimester; this is because the risk of serious complications is much lower, and your body feels more accustomed to hosting a baby. If your strength is up and you feel confident, there is no reason to postpone travel during this time.
Going into the third trimester may prove to be more of a challenge as the due date gets closer, specifically since it is not recommended that women fly for more than five hours past thirty-five weeks. A woman may feel much too tired to truly enjoy travel as the time to deliver her baby draws closer, but taking a road trip will not harm overall.
Here are some tips for traveling during pregnancy:
As with any pregnancy, consulting with a doctor or midwife before travel is essential and should be taken very seriously.