Travelling while pregnant is a no-no for some women. But the truth is
you can still travel regardless of the fact that you are pregnant. You
simply need to follow these tips shared by Jumia Travel to keep you safe
and ensure you have a safe trip.
plenty of great destinations closer to home. Ideally, try to choose
somewhere within a two-hour to three-hour flight. It’s much easier to
relax and enjoy your holiday when you know that there are good shops and
medical facilities nearby. Try not to go too far off the beaten track,
and do a little research online before you go.
Make a list of all the things you want to take with you, just to be on
the safe side. Allow plenty of time for travel. This includes giving
yourself regular rest breaks and toilet stops, as well as extra time for
any delays. If you are delayed, use it as an extra chance to have a nap
or break. Take a travel pillow to help relieve your back on hard
chairs, or for use as a headrest if you have a long wait.
right clothes, shoes and accessories can make a real difference. If
you’re likely to do lots of walking, take comfortable shoes or trainers.
Pack a range of clothes to help you stay cool on hot days and use light
layers to stay comfortable when the temperature dips.
relaxation. Before your pregnancy, you may have unwound by doing things
like adventure activities, non-stop shopping or long sightseeing tours.
Now that you’re pregnant, try to take a break from such demanding
activities. Getting plenty of rest will help you feel better and give
you enough energy to enjoy your holiday to the full.
more varied diet. Delicious fruit, freshly-baked bread and spicy dishes
are just some of culinary highlights of any holiday. Now you’re
pregnant, a few extra precautions will keep you feeling well while you
enjoy some local flavours. Eating healthily while you’re away is often
easier than at home. Include as many fruits and vegetables as possible.
number of easy steps you can take to make your trip more comfortable.
Try to do some simple stretches every hour or so to help
minimise swelling, heartburn and leg cramps. If possible, get up and
wander around every so often. Or if you’re driving, try to take a break
at least every hour and a half.