Friday, December 19, 2008

Travelling During Pregnancy

You are pregnant, not sick! You should enjoy your vacation. But without forgetting the words master of your future programme: caution and restraint

Traveling by car

Note that Traveling by car is a high-risk pregnant woman.

Traveling by car is very tiring, and the position of the legs is still not recommended for pregnant women.

Adjust your belt to your stomach. Indeed, it will pass below your belly so as not to cause shock on your abdomen.

If you need to make long journeys, ask the essential advice from your doctor. You must stop every 100 km to relax your legs, walk and relax a little.

From the second quarter, do not drive. You can sit at the front, the passenger seat, allowing you to back seat and thus have the legs extended. However, this place is dangerous, it is best to install on the rear seats and wedge your back with a pillow.

Traveling by train

The train is a means of transport more reliable and less tiring than the car. Indeed, it is a means of rapid transit, you must focus on direct trains.

In addition, you can avoid tingling in the legs moving inside the train. Therefore prefer places later corridor, which will help you get up whenever you like.

Traveling by plane

The aircraft is also a means of transport more reliable than the car for pregnant women. If your pregnancy is proceeding normally, you should be able to fly without problems until the seventh month.

Some tips:

Prefer places later corridor, it will be easier to get up if you go to the toilet.

Place your belt under the belly. When the aircraft had completed its take-off phase, remember to tilt your seat. You avoid in this way the compressing of your stomach.

Note that the inactivity of the legs in the air can result in risks of phlebitis. Talk to your doctor, he probably advise you to wear tights of restraint to avoid this. Drink plenty of water.

If you have a risk of premature delivery, if you are smoking, if you have cardiovascular problems, always consult your doctor before getting on an airplane.

Note this:

In early pregnancy, you should spend your first prenatal examination before boarding the plane.

Be aware that some airlines ask for a letter from your doctor indicating the stage of your pregnancy.

Some airlines refuse to carry pregnant women from the eighth month.

Check the terms of your travel insurance. If you decide to embark on long-haul, make sure it accepts the terms of repatriation.

The destination

If you go to distant destinations, note the following:

You must remove from the list of destination countries where malaria because the pregnant woman is only allowed to take certain drugs such as quinine or chloroquine.

Avoid high-altitude destinations. Indeed, the fetus could run out of oxygen.

Check that the contribution of your diet is quite rich in calcium. In some regions, it is hard to find pasteurized milk.

Beware of the sun! It could appear on your face the famous mask of pregnancy.

If you want to go on holiday, prefer the train or plane. If you are obliged to take the car, avoid driving yourself.


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