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A Guide for Traveling when Pregnant During COVID 19

Posted on 31 July 2020 by (0)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the world, many pregnant women are increasingly having concerns over their safety to travel. In case you are planning to take a trip when pregnant during the coronavirus crisis, the following is a guide to ensure enjoyable adventures while also keeping you and your baby safe. 

Is it Safe to Fly When Pregnant?

According to health experts, it is safe for pregnant women to travel by air occasionally if they do not have any medical or obstetric complications. Many airlines today allow pregnant passengers to fly up to nine months. However, the best time to hop onto flights when pregnant is during the second trimester that occurs from 14 to 28 weeks. 

That is because during those times, your body is energized and the morning sickness had disappeared. Since most common pregnancy complications occur during the first and third trimesters, you are advised to avoid traveling in those periods. 

Preparations before Traveling 

Before you even start packing, you should visit your doctor and discuss with them about the travel plans. They will examine you to determine your safety to travel. If your pregnancy has no complications, they will advise on how to conduct yourself during the trip and maybe provide medications. 

It is also advisable to contact your airline and reserve a comfortable seat. Even if the trip will only last a few days, you should also have proper travel insurance. Travel insurance will enable you to get immediate and proper assistance in case of any medical emergency. 

Take Precautions 

While some countries have started reporting a drop in the COVID-19 infections, the threat is still quite alive in most parts of the work. Thus, make sure that you observe all the required measures for preventing the infection like social distancing throughout the journey. In case of any suspect any symptoms of illness, seek immediate medical attention. 

It is normal to have concerns about traveling when pregnant during the COVID-19 crisis but, you can still experience amazing adventures if you prepare well and take the necessary precautions.