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Traveling Safe While Pregnant

Pregnant women face many restrictions, and they need to be careful on a daily basis in order to protect themselves and their growing baby.
Eventually, during a pregnancy, you will have limitations on how you should travel and how far you should travel.
Most medical professionals have their own personal opinions on pregnancy travel, but according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the second trimester in a pregnancy is ideal for traveling. Most complications or emergency situations happen during the first and third trimester, and during those times, you should remain close to your physicians and never be far from medical care.
If you are planning on traveling while pregnant, do your best to plan trips within the 20 to 30 week range and follow these tips for safe travel during pregnancy:
You should absolutely consult with your doctor before traveling. If you are flying, an airline might request a note from your doctor if you are within 30 days of your delivery date giving you permission to fly.
When traveling while pregnant, you should be packing as light as possible, especially if you’re traveling alone. As a pregnant woman, you should always be careful with the weight of things you carry, such as a suitcase.
Bring plenty of water with you when you travel. Water is will keep you well hydrated help you to avoid retaining water, which commonly occurs while flying.
Don’t forget to pack the necessary snacks along with a book. You will want your normal comforts with you in order to keep you relaxed.
5.Check with your doctor about going through security scanners. They should be able to tell you if it is safe to be imaged. You may need to request a pat down as an alternative.
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