Traveling while pregnant isn’t always easy. During each of my pregnancies I’ve done some serious adventuring; from cross-country plane rides, to road trips, and even camping. From a few weeks along to a few weeks from popping – sometimes even pushing it a little as far as the guidelines for pregnant traveling go. Along the way I’ve learned a few tricks and found some great products that really help make pregnant traveling an enjoyable experience. Here are my must-haves when traveling-for-two.
Always talk to your doctor before planning a trip. Regardless of how far along you are, you may not be okay to travel long distances. In a higher-risk pregnancy your doctor might not want you going too far away from home. If you are cleared to go, it’s best to bring a doctor’s note for air travel, just in case the airline gives you any trouble. And when planning out your trip, don’t forget to take into account how far along you’ll be on your way home too.
Morning sickness can also mean motion sickness. During one of my pregnancies I was so sick that my doctor had to give me a prescription to help. Even if you’ve been feeling good for a few days before you depart, it’s best to bring your nausea medicine or a pressure point bracelet because we all have our good and bad days during pregnancy.
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