Nappies, strollers, bottles, toys, baby food and the baby (of course, duh!), are a must-have in your checklist once you are a mom and you consider traveling with the baby. So folks, while the baby is still inside, consider it the best time to travel light with your partner and friends.
Air travel is deemed safe during pregnancy provided you have your doctor’s approval. If there are any medical conditions that you are suffering from, it’s best to consult with a doctor before traveling.
The second trimester is regarded as the best period for you to travel. During this time, you’ve already overcome your morning sickness and fatigue, and you’re in your rejuvenating phase. However, as mentioned earlier, it’s equally safe to travel otherwise.
Here are some tips for you to make your air travel smooth and delightful
1. Travel Light
Focus on enjoying the trip rather than over-stuffing your bag. Don’t wear yourself out by carrying unnecessary weight in your handbag.
2. Wear Comfortable Clothes
Wearing loose and comfortable clothes will keep you relaxed and at ease with yourself. Also, don’t forget your compression socks in case your feet decide to get swollen up!
3. Stretch It Out
Keep taking short strolls and stretch your arms and legs at regular intervals to avoid blood clotting. Consider pre-booking the aisle seat to facilitate easy movement.
Also, read about: 10 Body Changes To Expect When You Are Expecting.
4. Don’t Forget Your Medicines
Medicines are a vital part of your life at this stage. They ensure your well-being during this period.
5. Let the Airline Know
If you are in your first trimester, where your pregnancy is still visually inconspicuous, it’s best to alert the airline beforehand so that they can meet your special needs like boarding the flight before everybody else and exiting in the same way.
Indulge in chocolates and other cravings lavishly but judiciously! You deserve that mommy!
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