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Essentials To Make Traveling While Pregnant Even Easier
Low-risk pregnancies are typically cleared for travel at any point in time before the 36th week, but there’s a sweet spot of sorts. Medical professionals recommend traveling during your second trimester as you’re more likely to still be in a relatively comfortable stage in your pregnancy, and out of the more vulnerable first trimester.
Know When to Travel
Some destinations may not be awesome for pregnant people — if vaccinations are required, for example, or places with higher chances of mosquito interactions. To avoid exposure to such risks, it's recommended that people who are pregnant avoid traveling to numerous countries in Africa and Asia, as well as Central and South America.
Know Where (Not) to Travel
Even if you travel domestically and follow all safety guidelines, you should see your doctor as close to your departure date as possible. Travel-related stress would be in addition to any pregnancy-related symptoms that may already exist — and stress is a contributing factor in a number of pregnancy complications.
Get a Check-Up
If you are going out of the country while pregnant, get travel medical insurance, and check what the policies offer for pregnant people. Ensure you’re covered for any medical expenses incurred if complications arise while traveling, and it's best to have trip cancellation insurance just in case anything prevents you from leaving.
Get Travel Medical Insurance
Ginger and peppermint can both help ease morning sickness, as well as drinking water infused with citrus fruits. Chewing gum and hard candies are also said to help some women fight off nausea, and they can both be found in peppermint and ginger flavors for extra protection.
Combat Morning Sickness