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Travel During Pregnancy

Create: 08/17/2015 - 11:58

If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you are likely to be able to travel during most of your pregnancy. Just be sure to discuss air travel and extended trips with your doctor ahead of time. When traveling, it's also smart to carry a written record of your due date and any medical conditions you have.
 
Some women prefer not to travel in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy because of nausea and feeling very tired during these early stages. The risk of miscarriage is also higher in the first three months, whether you're travelling or not.
 
Vaccines are not recommended because of concerns that the virus or bacteria in the jab could harm the baby in the womb. You are generally advised to avoid travelling to countries where immunisation is required.
 
About video: Traveling during pregnancy is safe through most of the nine months, but is safest during the second trimester. Travel safely while pregnant with tips from a gynecologist and obstetrician in this free video on pregnancy.