Traveling during pregnancy is usually acceptable if you are having an uncomplicated pregnancy and are not considered high risk. Determining if it’s safe for you and your unborn born baby to travel depends on several factors. Use this guide to help you plan a safe trip during pregnancy.|
How Far Along You Are
Generally, the second trimester is best time to travel. Women are usually feeling their best during this time and are in the least amount of danger of experiencing a miscarriage or premature labor. It is important to discuss your medical history and travel plans with your physician before planning travel at any time during pregnancy—especially when traveling in the early and late stages of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Conditions and History
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your physician may recommend avoiding travel during your pregnancy if you have any of the following conditions:
Healthy women may also be advised against traveling to destinations considered to pose additional health risks during pregnancy, including:
Remember, getting adequate and regular prenatal care is essential to the health of you and your baby. When planning to travel, schedule your appointments for before or after your trip, or arrange to receive care (if needed) at your destination. Also, if traveling late in pregnancy, be sure to return to the city you plan to delivery by an appropriate time (your doctor can help you determine this).
Planning for Safe Travel
Once you have been given the go ahead to travel, it is important to put some thought and planning into the arrangments. Pregnancy brings about some additional concerns, but you can have a fun, safe trip if you plan and organize before traveling begins:
Traveling During Pregnancy
Plan Ahead for a Safe, Healthy Trip
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