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Travel tips: For moms-to-be

Are you a first time mom and afraid to travel? Well, here are some tips if you’re going on a road trip or boarding an airplane.  Whether it’s a planned or an emergency trip, take note of these few pointers to help you travel safely and with less stress.

– Check with your doctor,  inform your doctor of your travel plans so that he or she can tell you if you are safe or unsafe for travel.  Extra care is needed especially those with high-risk pregnancies.

– If you are going on a planned trip, it’s better to have it during your second trimester. The most common pregnancy-related emergencies usually occur in the first and third trimester. Air travel is safe up to 34 weeks of pregnancy but airline rules may vary so check it out.

– Prepare all your vital health information, medical records and your doctor’s contact information. Bring along a copy of your prenatal chart with you at all times during the trip.

– Prepare your medications, make sure that you have an adequate supply of any prescription medicines, prenatal vitamins, and other medications that you need.

Just remember these safe travel tips during pregnancy as these tips will help to keep you and your baby safe. Enjoy your travels!

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