There is no risky situation during pregnancy and if certain precautions are taken during the travel, it is okay for expectant mothers to go on vacation.
If your pregnancy is okay and you’re not at high risk, traveling is usually okay. However, before making definite plans and buying tickets, you should consult your doctor and go through a doctor’s examination before traveling.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR, TAKE YOUR EXAMINATIONS WITH YOU
The biggest risk when traveling during pregnancy is when you are away from specialists who know your medical and pregnancy history. You should take the examinations, test results and ultrasound pictures with you.
Before you travel, ask your doctor for a list of medicines that may be needed and that you can safely use during pregnancy, and make sure you have them with you. It would be beneficial for you to research and know the hospital, health conditions and especially the health services offered during your trips abroad, which can intervene in emergency situations where you go.
WATCH THE RISK OF CONTAINED DISEASES
In this period, morning sickness has been left behind, sleepiness has disappeared, the possibility of miscarriage has decreased, and pregnancy has now become enjoyable as it is also psychologically used to pregnancy. For this reason, all conditions are suitable for traveling, walking and enjoying pregnancy during this period. In terms of travel, the first three months and the last two months are particularly critical. For this reason, travel is not recommended, especially during these periods.
Those with hemorrhagic pregnancies in which bed rest is generally recommended during pregnancy and those who are at risk of premature birth or miscarriage have a definite travel restriction. Traveling to places with contagious epidemics is never recommended during the entire pregnancy.
THERE IS A RISK OF FUNGUS ON SYNTHETIC CLOTHING
There is no restriction on the means of travel during pregnancy, but the point to be considered here is to ensure your comfort throughout the journey. You should choose loose-fitting clothes and comfortable shoes for your trip.
Staying away from synthetic clothes with tight-fitting trousers will also protect you from fungal infections to some extent.
SIMPLE CAUSE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Before you start your journey, make sure you do your toilet. Empty your bladder at all stopovers, whether or not you urinate on long road trips. Holding your urine for a long time can pave the way for urinary tract infections.
ARE YOU SURE THE WATER YOU DRINK IS CLEAN?
Therefore, be careful not to miss a meal. It is beneficial to take healthy foods with you. Dehydration of the body is a very harmful condition for pregnancy. Take care to drink plenty of fluids, especially in summer days, but you should drink safe water that you are sure of hygiene.
FOLLOW THE 90 MINUTES RULE IN THE CAR
Sitting for a long time while driving during pregnancy affects blood circulation in the legs and can cause swelling in the feet and ankles. It is important to increase blood circulation by taking a break every 1 and a half to 2 hours on long journeys and taking a light walk. You can reduce the negative effects of sitting for a long time by doing stretching and stretching movements while sitting.
It is okay to drive while pregnant until the last months. However, by the end of the month, driving can put your baby in danger. If possible, don’t be the one driving the car in the last few months. Regardless of the vehicle, you should definitely use a seat belt during your journeys.
WEAR Compression Socks DURING THE FLIGHT
However, it is stated that there may be problems due to the decrease in oxygen at high altitudes, since there are no pressure settings in very small airplanes. Sitting in an uncomfortable position for a long time during airplane journeys during pregnancy increases the risk of ‘thrombosis/intravascular clot’ and varicose veins. Wearing special compression socks during the flight supports the blood circulation in your legs and prevents the veins from swelling.
FLIGHT JOURNEY IS SAFE UNTIL WEEK 36
Air travel is extremely safe until the 36th week of pregnancy in cases where there are no high risk factors such as bleeding, diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple pregnancy or premature birth with pregnancy, and people can be accepted by airline companies. However, after the 36th week of pregnancy, many airlines do not accept pregnant women on their planes. The reason for this is not the risks that may arise for the mother or the baby, but because the airline company does not want to take risks due to a possible birth in the air.
In order not to have any problems while boarding the plane and even not to miss the flight, it would be appropriate to receive a report from your doctor stating that ‘it is okay to take a plane ride’ and carry it with you during all your flights. One of the frequently worried and asked questions is whether the security gates and detectors that are passed while entering the airport are harmful to the baby. Detectors at the entrance of airports are metal detectors and do not work with X-rays. Therefore, you can safely pass through these doors.
SHORT HOLIDAYS BOOST MORALE
Sports such as tennis, skating, riding a horse or a bicycle, underwater diving, water skiing, snow-boarding, skiing, windsurfing, paragliding are not appropriate during pregnancy due to the risk of trauma they carry. In holiday resorts, you should stay away from all kinds of sports and physical activities where the risks of falling and impact are high.
Pregnancy in general is certainly not a process that completely restricts travel and freedom. You can recover yourself with short vacations for rest and increase your energy, provided that you follow certain rules. Having a high morale is extremely important for your pregnancy.