Pregnancy and car travel

It is best to avoid taking long car trips. But if you can’t avoid it, stop often and get out of the car to stretch and move around.

When you are not driving, you can also do exercises like wagging your toes and flexing and rotating your feet in the car. Your legs will remain supple and comfortable as a result of this, as the blood will continue to flow through them. Compression stockings can also help prevent blood clots when worn while driving for long periods of time (more than four hours).

Because pregnant women often feel tired and dizzy, it’s important to drink plenty of water and eat natural foods that give you energy, like nuts and fruit, when driving.

Wear your seatbelt with the cross strap between your breasts and the lap strap across your pelvis under, not across, your bump to keep the air moving throughout the vehicle.

Pregnancy injuries are most frequently brought on by road accidents. Don’t travel alone if you have to take a long trip. You could also drive with a friend or partner.
Sailing while pregnant Ferry companies have their own restrictions, and they may refuse to carry pregnant women who are extremely pregnant (often past 32 weeks on standard crossings and 28 weeks on high-speed crossings). Before making a reservation, read the policy of the ferry company.

Find out if there are facilities on board for pregnant passengers and medical services at the docking ports for longer boat trips, such as cruises.
Drinks and food while pregnant Be careful to avoid food- and water-borne illnesses like travelers’ diarrhea and stomach upsets. Pregnancy is not recommended for some medications used to treat travelers’ diarrhea and stomach upset.

Always ensure that tap water is safe to consume. Drink water from a bottle if in doubt. Even if you don’t feel hungry, if you get sick, drink plenty of water and continue to eat for your baby’s health.

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