Have you always loved to travel? Are you expecting a baby and are wondering what will happen to your travels during pregnancy? No worries – if your pregnancy is healthy, there are no reasons not to travel.
9 tips to make your traveling during pregnancy pleasant
- Talk to your gynecologist
There is no doubt that yours and the baby’s health should come first, so ask your gynecologist about your condition and plans. If your pregnancy is healthy, there is no obstacle not to travel.
- Health travel insurance
Pregnant or not, make sure to be health insured when leaving abroad, as you never know what can happen. Check your travel health insurance to see what does it cover.
- Comfortable clothes
I am all about comfortable clothes – no matter if I am home or traveling. When your belly is growing comfortable clothes are even more important to feel good when being on the road.
- The right shoes
I don’t know about you, but I have never packed high heel shoes in my luggage for traveling. But if you did, forget about them when traveling during pregnancy, as your step should be firm and safe. Get yourself nice and comfy flat shoes.
- Take enough time for a rest
Like it or not, you will need to slow down your tempo. The additional weight you are carrying will definitely influence on your shape and mood. Get enough rest or you will be getting more and more tired every day, what will make your travel from a nice one to the one, you wish it ends soon.
- Drink enough of water
It is very important you drink enough when being pregnant, so don’t go out exploring without a bottle of water – especially if you are traveling in warm summer months.
- Pack a snack or two
You will be surprised how fast you can become hungry when pregnant, so I always carried a snack wherever I did go.
- Exercises during long rides / flights
It is very often that pregnant women get swelling feet, what is even more frequent in the summer or during long rides and flights. Well, we should all do some short exercises when sitting for long, but that is even more important during pregnancy.
- Avoid traveling during the heat
Pregnancy and heat don’t go well hand in hand, so choose a bit cooler destinations. In the first half of pregnancy I was constantly cold, but later on I was more pleased with colder places. The heat can be exhausting already if you are not pregnant, so you can imagine it is even harder when expecting.
More or less, all the above tips are useful for those who are pregnant or not, as they are part of the healthy lifestyle. But when a baby is growing inside of you, taking care for yourself is even more important. After all we all want our baby to be healthy. So don’t be embarrassed to have few extra requests when traveling during pregnancy.