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Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s safe for you and your unborn baby.
Fortunately, it is safe to travel, as long as you keep a few things in mind:
- If you travel during your first trimester, you may be uncomfortable due to nausea. So it’s important to bring something with you to help with that.
- When you get up from your seat, be sure and hold onto the seats — because your center of gravity is different when you’re pregnant.
- Get up and walk around every 2 hours. Blood clots are a problem when you’re seated for too long. Walking every couple of hours will help to reduce the risk.
- If you’re traveling after your 8th month of pregnancy, be sure and carry your pregnancy records with you so that if you go into labor or have a problem while you’re gone another doctor can view your pregnancy records.
- If you’re traveling to a foreign country, be aware of infections that you could be exposed to that could harm your baby.
- Have an emergency plan in place — especially if you’re traveling late in your pregnancy.
Will you be traveling during your first trimester?
Are you worried about what you can do to combat nausea and other symptoms of morning sickness while in car for a long time — or maybe on board a train or plane? There are several natural cures for morning sickness. They are easy to do, and you can carry them with you when you’re traveling.
A few more quick & easy tips for flying when pregnant.
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