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5 things to keep in mind while traveling
You're pregnant, and you've been dreaming of a well-deserved vacation. Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you have to put your travel dreams on hold. In fact, there are plenty of things to keep in mind when traveling while pregnant.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to travel during your pregnancy is during the second trimester. At this time, you will have more energy and feel more comfortable. Moreover, you will also be less likely to experience morning sickness and other discomfiting pregnancy-related symptoms.
If you must travel during your first trimester, avoid long flights. In the third trimester, it's best to avoid traveling altogether, as you may find it difficult to get around and may experience health problems.
Airplane cabin air is notoriously dry, so drinking plenty of water during your flight is important. Another key way to stay hydrated is to avoid salty foods. When you're pregnant, your body tries to retain more water. So eating salty foods can lead to bloating and extra weight gain. Stick to hydrating fruits and vegetables instead, and drink plenty of fluids.
When traveling during pregnancy, it is important to remember that your diet needs to be high in fiber and include plenty of fluids. This will help to avoid constipation and other gastrointestinal problems.
You should also try to avoid eating food high in salt, sugar, or fat. These foods can cause problems such as dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea. And if you do get sick, make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stick to bland foods.
Wear comfortable clothing so you don't feel too constricted. Avoid tight waistbands or garments that are not stretchable.
The fifth thing to remember when traveling during pregnancy is to wear compression stockings for long trips. Sitting for extended periods can increase your risk of developing varicose veins, swelling, and blood clots. To reduce these risks, wearing compression stockings helps improve leg circulation. They are especially important on long plane rides to help you stay comfortable and prevent fatigue. When buying compression stockings, it is best to buy ones specifically made for pregnant women.