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The Ultimate Guide to Travelling Safely and Comfortably While Pregnant

pregnancy Mar 19, 2024


There is something special about going on holiday when pregnant, it’s a chance to relax and recharge but also time to mentally prepare for how your life is going to change and hopefully get as excited as possible. I hope that some of these tips will help you to have a stress free trip. 


1. Flying During Pregnancy

  • Consult with your healthcare provider before planning a trip.
  • Choose the right trimester for travel.
  • Consider airline policies regarding pregnant passengers, my advice would be to get a fit to fly letter from your midwife or GP to avoid any drama at the airport.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and compression socks.
  • Stay hydrated during the flight.



2. Coping with Heat

  • Choose destinations with milder climates.
  • Schedule outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.
  • Stay hydrated and use suncream.
  • Pack lightweight and breathable clothing.
  • Take breaks in shaded areas to avoid overheating.



3. Essentials to Take on Holiday

  • Medical essentials: prenatal vitamins, medical records, and emergency contacts.
  • Comfort items: maternity clothes and comfortable shoes. 
  • Snacks: Keep nutritious snacks on hand for energy.
  • Hydration: Carry a reusable water bottle.



4. General Travel Tips 

  • Plan frequent breaks during road trips.
  • Choose comfortable and safe accommodations.
  • Prioritise rest and listen to your body.
  • Be cautious with food choices and stay hydrated.


5. Travel Insurance 

  • Research and invest in travel insurance that covers pregnancy-related issues.
  • Know the policy details and coverage.



I want to emphasise that travelling in pregnancy should not be feared, as long as you have ticked off the above checklist you will have a great time and it’s such a lovely thing to do before the arrival of your baby. I hope you have a brilliant trip wherever you decide to go. 



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