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5 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

5 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

Whether it be for a business trip, vacation or visiting family, expecting mothers are constantly on the go. Though traveling while pregnant is generally safe, it is important to prioritize your health and comfort when doing so.  Here are 5 useful travel tips for expecting mothers.

Timing is Key

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the best time to travel by plane while pregnant is in the second trimester, between the 14th and 28th week. During this time, women are less likely to have medical emergencies and morning sickness symptoms tend to subside. While each airline policy is different, most allow women to travel up to 36 weeks into the pregnancy. We suggest you pick an aisle seat so that you can get up to stretch and walk around. Choosing an aisle seat is also a good option because you will have an easier time getting up to use the bathroom.

Although traveling by air is a quicker option, you should also consider traveling by car. The advantages of traveling by car are that you can access medical care faster in case of an emergency and you have the chance of making as many pit stops as you want to rest or stretch. No matter what method of transportation you use, always consult with your doctor, especially if your pregnancy is high-risk.

Carry Prenatal Records 

It is important to bring copies of your prenatal records and any notes from your doctor when you are on a trip. If any emergency were to arise, these records will be essential to the new doctor that treats you. Also, check to make sure there is a nearby hospital or medical clinic wherever you chose to stay in case of any complications.

Move Around 

Pregnant women know the importance of moving around during pregnancy to prevent life-threatening blood clots. When you become pregnant, you enter a hypercoagulable state, meaning you are at a much higher risk of blood clots. If you are taking a long trip, get up and walk around, whether it be on the isle of the plane or when making a quick stop on the road.  Get your blood flowing by avoiding sitting for too long and moving around every 2 hours.

Stay Hydrated and Eat Healthy

It is very important to stay hydrated while you travel.  The American Pregnancy Association suggest pregnant women should drink between 8 to 12 glasses of water per day. Drinking plenty of water is important to maintain healthy blood cells and aid in the production of breast milk for your baby. Some women have even reported that drinking water helps relieve morning sickness symptoms.

Expecting mothers should also maintain a healthy diet while traveling. Bring healthy snacks to eat on the go such as granola bars or yogurt for when you get hungry. You should also eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Remember, maintaining a healthy diet even while traveling is important for your baby’s development.

Remain Stress-Free and Comfortable 

Take the time to plan your trip carefully and make the necessary arrangements so that you can travel as stress-free and as comfortable as possible. Avoiding stress will help prevent negative emotions that could potentially affect your baby. Also, make sure to pack comfortable clothes and shoes. Finally, if you are on vacation and have to walk long distances or be on your feet for too long, consider renting a wheelchair or scooter. This will allow you to relax and enjoy your vacation even more.

At Yellow Scooters, we are devoted to helping our guests experience an enjoyable vacation. You can rent a scooter in Orlando, Las Vegas or Port Canaveral. If you are an expecting mother and would like to rent a scooter or wheelchair, don’t hesitate to contact us today!