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If you are pregnant and plan to go on a trip, it is recommended that you take into account a series of security measures to avoid unwanted scares.
On our site we tell you everything you owe take into account when traveling during pregnancy.
1- If to get to your destination you have no choice but to take the plane, check the conditions of the airline you are flying with, since many require a medical certificate that indicates that your pregnancy is healthy and there is no inconvenience for the displacement. It is a safe means of transport if you are carrying a normal pregnancy, but it is advisable not to make the trip beyond 36 weeks of gestation.
2- Check your health plan and verify that at the destination you will arrive you can receive medical help if you need it, that your insurer covers you in case of displacement. In case you travel outside your country, it is recommended that you check what type of coverage you have or if you have to hire a supplement. It is also interesting to check if you can have a health card as a displaced person.
3- If you usually get dizzy or suffer from the usual morning sickness, ask your doctor if you can have a remedy to alleviate the urge to vomit during the trip, whether by car, boat, train or plane.
4- During flights it happens that intestinal gases expand and can cause even more flatulence than the pregnant woman already suffers, so it is recommended that avoid certain more indigestible foods and even sodas before and during the trip.
5- Seat belt: both in the car and on the plane keep the seat belt fastened but, do not do it in any way, check that the tape passes under your belly.
6- If the trip is long, it is convenient that you walk every half hour or every hour to maintain blood flow and avoid circulatory problems. If you go by car, make as many stops as you need and, have no qualms about walking down the aisle of the plane or train.
7- If you travel by plane, we recommend that use the aisle seat, since it will be easier for you to enter and exit the bathroom or take your walks.
- You have placental abnormalities.
- You have vaginal bleeding or risk of miscarriage.
- You have a history of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or premature delivery.
- Avoid travel to areas with disease outbreaks or limited health resources.
They are not serious risks for pregnant women who carry a normal pregnancy, nor do they often present risks to the baby's health, however, you should keep these complications in mind:
- Taking a long trip that prevents mobility for a long time can cause blood to rush into the legs and increase the risk of blood clots.
- The aircraft may cause a Increased blood pressure and heart rate in pregnant women.
- If you have to travel frequently or are flight personnel, you should ask your doctor not to exceed the radiation limit which is considered safe in pregnancy.
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