If you’re lucky and you feel well enough to travel while you’re pregnant then there is nothing stopping you travelling the world. Most airlines restrict travel after 36 weeks (for an uncomplicated single pregnancy) but until then, the world is your oyster. ~TheTravelHack
The Travel Hack suggests starting with easy to maneuver luggage,
Even if you’re checking your luggage in, do your best not to overpack because you don’t want to hurt your back lugging it around. Make sure your case is light and easy to wheel to make your journey as simple as possible.
If you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, it can be perfectly safe to fly during most of it. Discuss your trip plans with your doctor or midwife, however, before booking your flight. In certain high-risk cases, your healthcare provider may advise you to stay close to home throughout your pregnancy.
You may find that your second trimester — weeks 14 to 27 — is a perfect time to fly. Once you’re past the first trimester, in all likelihood your morning sickness will be behind you, your energy levels will be higher, and your chances of miscarriage will be low. However, you shouldn’t travel after 36 weeks. ~BabyCenter
You can fly on commercial airlines without restriction during your first and second trimesters, but during your third trimester you may run into some restrictions. ~BabyCenter
Sitting anywhere for long periods of time when you’re pregnant can make your feet and ankles swell and your legs cramp. Your best bet on long car trips is a little preparation and a lot of rest breaks.
First, prepare yourself a little pregnancy car kit:
- Bottled water
- Healthy snacks
- Ear plugs and neck pillow so you can nap (when you’re the passenger, of course)
- Slippers or socks you can slip into (when you’re the passenger)
- Waterproof bags for motion sickness
- Premoistened towelettes or baby wipes
- Notebook and pen (when you’re the passenger — for jotting down all those things that pop into a pregnant woman’s brain — it’s a great chance to make to-do lists and the like) ~Keep Reading
You don’t need to be reminded that your world is about to revolve around someone else, but you may need the encouragement to prioritize yourself, plan a comfortable and fun trip, and hit the road with your partner for much-needed time together. Whatever you call it—a babymoon, a sanity-saver, the last vestige (for awhile at least) of couple time—now is the time to go. Here is our guide to making it easy, comfortable, safe, and relaxing. ~Parenting.com
Follow our trimester-by-trimester guide to safe and comfortable travel during pregnancy….traveling when you’re pregnant can be exciting — a chance to get away before the baby changes your life forever. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe and comfortable. ~Parents.com
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