How to Make Traveling as  A Pregnant Woman More Comfortable

If a pregnant woman dreads anything, she dreads the thought of actually having the baby…and she dreads the thought of traveling. It is uncomfortable enough to be at home sitting on the couch or laying in bed. Put a pregnant woman in a confined airplane seat, send her through security, have her walk a couple of miles, tell her she can’t move for 5 hours, and watch what happens. She just might explode. Quite literally. In more ways than one. Nobody wants that.

If you are a pregnant woman who is worried about traveling and doesn’t know how to make the whole ordeal more comfortable, you can relax. Traveling does not have to be all bad. Here are some things you can do to help with the process:

Wear the Right Clothes

Sounds like a given, but it’s not. We are talking about women…who like to look pretty. Some women, even when traveling and even when pregnant go to extraordinary lengths to make themselves look attractive.

This might mean they decide to wear high heels and super tight clothes while on an airplane traveling to someplace exotic. It should not mean this, though…really. You are on a plane and you are pregnant. Who are you trying to impress? Just wear the cute leggings and a flowy shirt and rock it. For your own comfort and sanity.

Choose the Right Timing

If you are actually planning a vacation while traveling instead of going on a last minute trip to Chicago because there was an emergency you have to be in attendance for, you really need to look at the timing of your pregnancy. Do not travel after about 30 weeks pregnant.

Plan your trips before you get too big or too close to your delivery date. This will ensure you still get to participate in activities and you will still feel relatively good in a swimsuit. Once you find out you are pregnant, plan the trip soon so that you can have the vacation of your dreams before your world literally gets flipped upside down and inside out.

Eat Right and Drink Right

Your body is already doing a whole lot of weird things on it’s own. Do not make things weirder by eating things that will give you gas, acid reflux, or any other condition that will make your pregnancy less convenient than it already is. Of course, this is easier said than done. You can’t always predict the sort of food and drink that will be available. So, to make sure you can eat and drink what you want, it might be worth taking some Zantac 360° with you. This should prevent heartburn from acid reflux.

Bring safe nausea pills to take, be mindful of the foods that make you feel funky, and of course, skip out on the things you shouldn’t be eating or drinking while pregnant anyway. Do all these things, and travel should be like a walk in the park…if walking while pregnant were easy…