Travel with pregnant women

If a travelling family member is pregnant, preparation should be meticulous and careful. Gestational age, the medical history of the pregnant party and health care quality are decisive factors. According to medical experts, the safest time for a pregnant woman to travel is the 3 months from the 18th to 24th week. Women pregnant past the 28th week are advised to stay home and only travel with a doctor’s approval.

With pregnant women, they have to be more careful when travelling

Women in the 8th month of pregnancy should confirm with the airline if they need a doctor’s confirmation letter. On the airplane, pregnant women need time to move around, excersing gently for 5 minutes at a time to avoid pins and needless in their legs, blood clots, and varicose veins. Drink plenty of water and milk during the flight to avoid dehydration. If going by ship, they should learn the rules before booking and remember to exercise gently to avoid blood clotting in legs. If going by car, don’t forget to wear a seatbelt to reduce risks in the case of an accident (don’t wear the seatbelt over their belly). Airbags should be disabled or pregnant women should about 25 cm away from them.

External factors could affect pregant travellers easily

It is worth carefully checking out the climate of your destination to make sure there are not any epidemics or infectious diseases. Pregnant women should learn about health services and obstetrics clinics there. Also, they should not go to places of over 2,000 m elevation, hike, sunbathe, dive or swim hard. If they have a history of miscarriage, premature birth or other pathologies such as diabetes, anemia, heart disease or chronic lung disease, they should also avoid travel.
Bringing foods such as biscuits, boiled eggs, fruit, nuts, and milks are essential. Especially, they should note to eat cooked food and boiled drinks, whilst not eating fresh vegetables, uncooked food and live seafood, in order to avoid diarrhea.

(Source : Internet)