Travelling in Pregnancy
Written by Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Most pregnant women restrict traveling during their pregnancy, fearing that it may not be safe for either the baby or themselves during this time.
If you are planning a trip, weeks 14 -28 will be the safest and most comfortable for you. By the 14th week, you would have recovered from the morning sickness and fatigue common in early pregnancy. And by the 28th week, when you move into the third trimester, the chances of premature labour are much more. It will also be less comfortable to travel when your abdomen becomes as large as it usually does by late pregnancy.
Some commercial airlines also have a rule against allowing air travel beyond 28 weeks.
Tips for Travelling in Pregnancy
If you do plan to travel however, the following tips will help to make your trips safer and more comfortable.
- The three Phases of the Menstrual Cycle .
- Normal Labor.
- Care in the Postpartum Period.
- Different ypes of Sexually transmitted Diseases.