10 Tips for a Safe Trip When She’s Pregnant
Here are the safest tips for Pregnant women when travelling.
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[Music] Hi guys and welcome back so let’s talk About the 10 tips for a safe trip when She’s pregnant Whether you’re taking a baby moon at the Beach or visiting relatives for the Holidays most pregnant women will take At least one trip during the ninth Month Journey to motherhood and travel is Pretty safe for women with low risk Pregnancies Of course check with her doctor first Especially if it’s not a low risk Pregnancy See these tips for making her trip more Comfortable and safe while she’s Pregnant Number one Time the trip wisely The first trimester may be peppered with Nausea and morning sickness for many Women In the third trimester she’s starting to Get a little bigger and uncomfortable so The second trimester the one in the Middle is often the best time for prac For pregnant women to travel it’s not a Hard and fast rule and every pregnancy Is different But the second trimester is usually the Easiest one for moms to be to hit the Road for one last time before a baby Arrives
Number two choose the destination with Care Especially when you’re pregnant or mean She’s pregnant you’ll want to be sure The destination is as safe as possible That means safe drinking water Good air quality low risk of foodborne Diseases etc consulting her doctor is The best way to ensure that the country Where you are visiting is safe while She’s pregnant Another good rule of thumb is to avoid Traveling to countries where travel Vaccinations are required while pregnant Number three Carry the healthy snacks and fluids Whether she’s traveling by car by plane Or by train it’s important to always Have some healthy snacks and fluids on Hand a woman is more likely to become Severely hungry and dehydrated when She’s carrying a baby so it’s important To have what she needs on hand of course This also means she’s Likely need to use the restroom more Often so asking for an aisle seat on the Plane and knowing how far it is to the Next Rest area is a good idea too Number four Pack as light as possible A pregnant woman’s body is already Working hard creating a new person so She’s likely to tire more easily
Packing as light as possible will save Her the trouble of dragging a heavy Suitcase and having to do multiple loads Of laundry upon return It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a Comfortable simple attire and even wear The same outfit for several days at this Point it’s important for her to relax And keep stress levels low make sure she Tries on swimwear and other outfits just Before leaving too It’s not worth trying to squeeze into Something that’s suddenly too small Number five move often A pregnant woman is At a much higher risk of blood clots From sitting for long periods of time She’ll be safer and feel better if she Stretches and moves around as often as Possible when she’s on a road trip Walking around the rest area for a few Minutes and stretching often in the car Will help Number six Update her travel medical portfolio We’ve recommended before that travelers Have a travel medical portfolio and keep It updated a travel medical portfolio is Very simply a person’s medical record so That emergency responders know about any Medical conditions like allergy and etc If she is unable to speak for herself For any reason it’s critical that those Taking care of her know she’s pregnant
As well as Knowing any other medical conditions and Or allergies if she’s in a car accident For example and allergic to penicillin i Will intention a well-intentioned Injection could cause her life or Potentially harm the baby Number seven Use common sense when picking activities While it may sound a little dull it’s Important to apply some good common Sense to the activities she does while Pregnant for example avoiding activities That put her at risk of falling such as Snowboarding water skiing windsurfing Etc scuba diving is out because air Bubbles can form in her bloodstream and Be transferred to the baby Amusement park rides and water slides Are out due to the sudden acceleration And stops It’s also wise to stay out of hot tubs And saunas because the extreme heat Isn’t good for the baby Number eight Take frequent breaks She may feel tired more often than she Does normally so taking short breaks and Putting her feet up often will help her Body is working hard to grow the baby And carrying extra weight is tough So taking breaks whenever she feels Tired is a great way to ensure she’s Comfortable and less stressed on the
Trip Usually a short break a little snack and Some water is all that’s needed for her To be ready to continue Number nine Update her travel medical kit We’ve recommended that travelers carry a Travel medical kit with the most common Medicines they may need while traveling When she’s pregnant she may need to add A few items like anti-nausea bands her Prenatal vitamins and more to take the Time to review the travel medical kit And think about what she may need on the Trip especially if you’re traveling Overseas and are unsure you’ll be able To obtain what she needs Number 10 Get travel insurance In general travel insurance excludes Coverage for pregnancy and childbirth Because an existing pregnancy as you Might expect is considered a Pre-existing condition and therefore not Covered but don’t panic yet she can get Travel medical coverage for this trip Most of all a pregnant woman should Enjoy being the center of attention when She’s pregnant in many countries she’ll Be treated like royalty invited to jump Ahead in the lines and more Enjoy it thank everyone for their Kindness and remember to pay it forward Later when you encounter another
Pregnant traveler That’s it for today stay safe and see You on to the next one