11 pre-baby travelling tips

11 pre-baby travelling tips
August 20 08:04 2016

Being parents is the most joy able and lovely feeling in this world. Nothing can match the heights of these feelings  and no words can describe the expressions that you are facing in those moments. While pregnancy parents especially mother should take care of herself and the baby too. For having a healthy baby we will provide you some tips, instructions and notes that will be useful for you while travelling.

  1. Pack wisely: Packing is the most important ingredient while planning a trip. If you are going away for a week then pack those clothes that can be expandable and you feel easy, relax and calm in them. If there is a lot to walk then some comfortable shoes or trainers and it will give you an edge if they slip on and off easily because it will save you the trouble to bend again and again. See for those clothes that will help you to keep you calm in hot day and light layers that will help you when the temperature drops.
  2. Checking Medical record: Before leaving home and if you are in your last week’s then ask your midwife or doctor for the copy of your prenatal charts, keep it intact with you all the time. Typically this includes your basic information, such as your name, age, blood group, information about prior pregnancy, emergency contact number and other details.
  3. Travelling in trimester(3 months): Travelling in the first three months can be very much difficult, because of nausea and constant fear of miscarriage. You also have to deal with morning sickness, food aversions and low energy are not very much helpful while travelling. The second trimester is quite the opposite of the first trimester, your lost energy is back and mornings sickness are no more. Looking at the last trimester, you are allowed to travel but we suggest not to travel at great length just staying in the radar because you will feel the need to visit washrooms again and again and also those trips will make you feel tried.
  4. Flying in pregnancy: Flying will not affect the baby nor you but it will be favorable for both mother and baby to consult their doctor and mid-wife before making any plans. Look for two to three hours trip, long flights are not advised after the 30 week pregnancy because it will give you blood clot and try putting a some stops in between the journey. If there is a grave need to fly then drink plenty of water and walk after every 30 minutes. Also carry graduated compressions or supporting stocking that  are easily available from the pharmacy because this helps in reducing leg swelling.
  5. Making right choice for destination: First of all while pregnancy look for the areas which provide vaccinations and avoid going there if proper health facilities are not provided there. Inquire the place before going there and also check if there is no risk of catching any mosquito-borne-disease such as malaria. If there is some kind of emergency and you are required to go there then first pay a visit to your doctor and get some helpful advice. If you are planning an extended trip than check if there is any hospital that provide prenatal care and your doctor refers you there.
  6. Making memories: It doesn’t matter if you are travelling via bus, car, boat , plane or train. We will provide you with some step that can make you feel comfortable. After a few hours try some simple stretches that will minimize the risk of swelling. If your back is itching then place a cushion or roll up a jumper. Don’t forget to have plenty of rest or going back home as soon as possible.
  7. Food: Travelling is a great when there is a lot of new verity of food to taste. But if you are pregnant then you are losing this edge and you have to take great care what you are going to eat because this will also affect the baby. Pack plenty of different verity that is available in your home and take them, dried fruit and cereal bars are also a good option. Always carry a bottle of water with you to avoid an de-hydration. Don’t drink water from the tape or any unreliable source because it might land you in trouble.
  8. Plan ahead. Forward thinking is great. Make a list of things that you want to take with you. If your journey is delayed that taking nap and giving yourself some rest is what you should do. Also carry a travel pillow to help your back relive on hard surfaces. Prepare for any unexpected thing to happen, If you are travelling via a car, anything can happen on road and if you haven’t already, join an auto club that provides road service in case your car breaks down or has a flat tire. If you are thinking to travel via plane, carry the phone numbers for that airlines that will provide you information in case you need to confirm or reschedule flights. And always carry a cell phone, especially if you’re traveling alone.
  9. Making sure of the medication: Do not forget to pack along a sufficient supply of the medicines that will be required during your trip. Especially if you are going to an area where there are minimal chances of the availability of the medicines there. It will be a good idea to keep those prescriptions in the original container, so in case you are searched then they know that you are not using the medicines with any prescription.
  10. Checking health policy: First of all make sure you have a sound health policy and the due date is not over yet. Find out if it covers pregnancy complications during travel to your intended destinations (particularly if they include foreign countries). If not, you may want to purchase additional insurance and upgrade your health policy.
  11. Reduce stress: Carry in advance the stuff that you are taking along with you, including the minor details of your travel. Travel light and pack only those things will are required no un-necessary item. Bring a carry-on for placing your medical details, medications, phone, eatable stuff and something good to read. When you are ready to go be there to save yourself from feeling rushed. Finally don’t forget your patience at home, pack it too.

 

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