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Is there any harm for pregnant women while traveling?

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 Is there any harm for pregnant women while traveling?

Is there any harm for pregnant women while traveling

Traveling during pregnancy

A pregnant woman may wonder about the appropriate period of pregnancy or the period of pregnancy to allow travel, 

  • because she is afraid that it will harm her health and the health of the fetus. The most appropriate time to travel for a pregnant woman 
  • at any time is from the second half of pregnancy to the first week of pregnancy to avoid complications unless the pregnancy is healthy and suffering from health
  • It is the ninth month, from the middle of the third month to the beginning of the ninth month, and there is no objection to consulting a doctor. Before the trip, 
  • the trip itself is not harmful to your health, but a pregnant woman may be surprised to see problems for the first time because her body is not yet accustomed to pregnancy.
  •  A miscarriage can happen for reasons other than travel. During this period, you are at risk of a possible miscarriage of the fetus.

Contraindications to travel during pregnancy

In addition to the risk of pregnancy to a pregnant woman or her fetus, there are other contraindications that a pregnant woman should consider when considering travel.

  • Pregnant women suffer from lethargy and nausea, especially on hot days.
  • Fear of giving birth while traveling if the woman travels after the ninth month.
  • A pregnant woman feels tired and unable to move comfortably during the journeys of the eighth and ninth months.
  • Fear of uterine bleeding or placenta accreta.
  • Travel complications such as high or low blood pressure due to travel.
  • As a means of transportation for pregnant women, it is recommended that the travel time does not exceed 6 hours, whether by land, air, or sea, which is the shortest means of transportation. Especially when traveling on the ground, you should wear a seat belt and take precautions to prevent accidents.

Travel tips for pregnant women

Here are some health tips that pregnant women should keep in mind while traveling:

  • Walking during the trip to prevent cramps in the legs and uterus and prevent blood clots in the legs of a pregnant woman. If you sit for a long time, you may have blood clots on the legs of a pregnant woman.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothes.
  • Drink plenty of water from water and natural juices.
  • Eat light meals while traveling.
  • If possible, the woman should undergo all the examinations performed during pregnancy together and, on her arrival at the destination, go to a specialist to check the condition of the fetus.
  • Sit in a comfortable position for the pregnant woman.