Want a relaxed ‘babymoon’ before your little one’s born? All you need are a little tips-to-care and you’re sure to have a fun and calming break.
Here are 7 tips to make your trip more comfortable and safe when pregnant:
- Choose your destination wisely - Long-haul flights can be uncomfortable during pregnancy, and there are plenty of great destinations closer to home. It's much easier to relax and enjoy your holiday when you know that there are good shops and medical facilities nearby.
- Sensible packing - Staying comfortable is even more important when you're pregnant. The right clothes, shoes and accessories can make a real difference.If you're going to be away for more than a few weeks, make sure you pack clothes that have room for your bump to grow.
- Move often – You’ll be at a much higher risk of blood clots from sitting for long periods of time. When you’re on a road trip, walking around the rest area for a few mins and stretching often in the car will help.
- Appreciate the food - Travelling is a great chance to try different cuisines and enjoy an even more varied diet. Now you’re pregnant, a few extra precautions will keep you feeling well while you enjoy some local flavors.
- Take regular breaks - With all the hard work that goes into growing a baby, it's natural for pregnancy to make you feel more tired than usual. Try to use your holiday to catch up on some sleep and don't be embarrassed to take a rest when you need one. That's what holidays are for!
- Update your travel medical kit – It’s recommended that pregnant travelers carry a travel medical kit with the most common medicines you might need while traveling. Especially if you’re traveling overseas, you’ll be unsure of what you might need when.
- Do something different - The most obvious way to make the most of your holiday is simply to enjoy your freedom from everyday worries. Head to the beach or out into the countryside and spend some time quietly appreciating your surroundings. For something a little more stimulating, why not go and see a show, spend a little time exploring the local town, or enjoy a really good book?
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