If your pregnancy is going well, you can probably travel by airline without any problems. The ideal time to fly is likely during the second trimester. You’ve probably moved past your morning sickness. Later, your growing tummy can make manoeuvring through airports especially difficult.
However, before making a reservation, discuss the trip’s specifics with your doctor. Take some precautions before and during your flight to keep safe and healthy if your doctor gives you the go-ahead.
Check with your airline
If there are any specific guidelines for pregnant passengers, call your airline. If you’re thinking about taking a trip in your third trimester, make sure to check with your airline first. Some limit how far along in your pregnancy you can fly (for some, the cut-off date is 34 weeks), while others demand a note from your doctor saying it’s okay for you to fly. Keep in mind that there can be differing limits for domestic versus international travel, depending on the airline.
Be Picky About Your Destination
Flying to a tropical location? Make sure your accommodation and mode of transportation are air-conditioned before making your bookings, and ensure that you stay hydrated and out of the sun. Before going to a high altitude, acquire your doctor’s approval. The same is true before going anywhere where there is a chance of contracting potentially harmful infections, such as those brought on by water, food, or mosquitoes.
Try to relax
A single location is frequently preferable than a whirlwind tour that visits six places in six days when you’re pregnant. A journey that is organised by a group tour leader is much worse than one where you and your growing belly decide the pace. Alternate a few hours of relaxing time with a few hours of sightseeing, meetings, or visiting family.
Pack a pregnancy medical kit
Take sufficient prenatal vitamins to last the entire trip. A copy of your medical records should also be in your possession, especially if you are travelling abroad. Jet lag medicines, such as melatonin, that have not been doctor-approved should be excluded from your pack.
Enrol in a trustworthy travel insurance policy in case a pregnancy-related issue forces you to alter your plans. If you’re going abroad, think about getting medical evacuation insurance in case you need to rapidly return home while being monitored by a doctor. If your usual insurance plan does not cover medical care abroad, medical travel insurance might be helpful as well; be careful to review your coverage in advance.