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Is It Safe to Travel during Pregnancy?

Published on: 20 April , 2017 | Ekta


Whether you are travelling by car, bus, or train, a long bumpy ride during pregnancy might make your tummy squirm and you know it’s not because your little one is doing back flips in there. Besides, motion sickness may be the least of your worries since you’ll be more concerned whether travelling could shake up your little one from inside.  If you’re asking yourself, 'Is it safe to travel during pregnancy?’ The answer is YES!

Although not the most comfortable and convenient of times for a trip, travel during pregnancy is considered safe. Pick any number of wheels or a set of wings to fly with, but the important thing is travelling safe during pregnancy.

Can I travel by air?

Air carriers usually allow pregnant women to travel. Some require the consent of a doctor. It’s best to book an aisle seat for air travel during pregnancy as it gives you easier access to the restroom and also lets you stretch your legs when you need to. For more tips on precautions to take while air travelling during pregnancy, visit here.

How about a bus?

Buses can prove to be a challenging means of transport and potholed, bumpy roads only make it worse. Besides, their narrow aisles restrict free movement. Therefore, it’s best to remain seated while the bus is moving.

Is travelling by train safe?

Trains are easier to navigate as they are spacious. Finding a seat facing the direction of travel will ensure you are comfortable through the journey. What’s the best part? You won’t have to worry about traffic!

What if I’m going on a road trip?

If you decide to take the car a rule you cannot break is fastening your seat belt - both the lap and shoulder belts. Turning on the air bags could also help you evade any potential risks. Two and three-wheelers are best avoided as they expose you to harmful fumes, traffic, and bad roads.

Regardless of the mode of transportation, you will be met with narrow aisles and cramped restrooms. If you need to use the restroom or navigate while the vehicle is in motion, hold the rail or seats for support. Stretch out and walk around a little at rest stops. It facilitates blood circulation.

If you suffer or have suffered from certain identified complications, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, placental problems, a former premature delivery or a miscarriage, travelling during early pregnancy is not advised, at least until your 5th month.

Pampers is with you all through your prenatal journey, guiding you along to do what’s right for you and your baby. We offer handy tips by experts for young mothers like you to ease things even after your delivery.

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