Do you plan on getting pregnant or are you pregnant and couldn’t imagine your life without travelling?
If yes – this post is meant for you!
Oh, it was hard for me not to travel during my third trimester – but it doesn’t mean you can’t!
I have some pieces of advice based on my own experience regarding this particular matter – you just need to decide where you want to go first and travel peacefully!
Maybe you have already noticed my fondness of Transcendental Meditation – read here more about it. This technique definitely helped me a lot during my flights, and especially when I found out about my pregnancy – to stay calm and confident.
It was a surprise for me, even though I wanted this to happen – it meant that there will be another relative in my life, my friend and not my property. And really, I feel that way now as well.
So about traveling – the best time for traveling is considered 14 – 27 weeks – first long flight trip was during my 4th month (16-17 weeks of pregnancy) when we went to California. The flight was supposed to be very exhausting – Riga – Helsinki – New York – San Francisco – all in one day!
I was hoping and dreaming that we would stop in NYC for the night when something interesting happened – the flight was delayed for 4 hours, which meant that we couldn’t make it to San Francisco that day.
We were so happy, and 4-5 hours of sleep in a hotel near the JFK airport definitely helped. Next morning it was time to fly to San Francisco – 6 and a half hours. Since it was my 4th month of pregnancy I felt extremely tired. So tip number one:
Be sure to have no more than one stop between the flights, so you don’t end up being exhausted.
Tip number two:
If your flight is longer than 4 hours, you should get yourself compression socks, that will help keep your blood circulation flowing.
Tip number three:
Stay hydrated! You know it is important to drink water throughout the pregnancy alone, but in the plane you should drink more because.
Tip number four:
Go for a walk every 45 minutes – also good for you and the baby.
Hope this will help you! To be continued .. I will write about traveling to Japan while being pregnant.