There’s nothing wrong with traveling during pregnancy, as long as you follow some simple guidelines to stay safe. It’s important not to take any risks that may potentially harm you or the baby. This article will provide some dos and don’ts that ensure safe travel for surrogates and other pregnant women.
It’s advisable to travel when you are between 14 and 28 weeks pregnant.
Pregnancy issues typically happen in the first or third trimester. It’s safest to travel in the second trimester, in the middle of your pregnancy. This window is also best because most women will have gotten over their morning sickness, and it’s still easy for them to get around.
Have Your Bases Covered
Talk to a doctor before you plan your trip to make sure you are safe to travel. Scope out the area you are staying in, so you know which hospitals and medical facilities are nearby. Make plans for friends and relatives to join you if you need assistance. If you are a surrogate mother, you will also want to communicate your travel plans with the intended parents.
Get Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will help pay for your medical bills if you need to see a provider that is not covered by your plan.
Book an Aisle Seat
If your trip involves air travel, book an aisle seat in advance. Pregnant women should avoid sitting for too long as they are at high risk for blood clots. An aisle seat will make it easy for you to get up and walk around.
It will also allow you to get up for restroom breaks without disturbing the people you’re sitting with.
Limit Car Rides
Long car rides can also mean a lot of sitting. Keep car rides short or plan for lots of stops so you can get out for walks.
It’s also crucial to be careful when you fasten your seatbelt. The belt should be low and off to the side, so it isn’t sitting directly on top of your belly.
Joy of Life Surrogacy Can Help
If you are a surrogate mother, you may be wary of traveling. A specialist at your surrogacy clinic will provide you with the advice you need to stay safe.
Joy of Life® Surrogacy will be with you every step of the way. Our surrogacy clinic specialists will give you advice to ensure you are safe when you travel and throughout your pregnancy. Visit our website to find out how we can support you through this pivotal time.