12 Tips for Traveling During Pregnancy
Got an out-of-town wedding, going on a "babymoon" or are you due for your yearly visit to your mother-in-law's house? Try these traveling tips.
Talk to your doc before you go—just to make sure you have the go-ahead. And bring a copy of your prenatal records just in case.
Check into medical-insurance coverage for wherever you're going. Make sure you're covered in Paris, France, as well as Paris, Texas!
Request the front seat on an airplane. It's closer to the bathroom.
Dress in layers. Hot, cold, off, on—you get the picture.
Wear comfy shoes (like maybe some gorgeous ballet flats
). Travel can cause big swollen feet. Pretty!
If possible, travel during your second trimester
so you don't have to worry about morning sickness or being as big as a house.
Keep your luggage
light. No need to carry a heavy bag when all you'll need is a water bottle, a trashy mag and some food.
Speaking of food, bring lots of snacks
. Fruit. Nuts. Whole-grain crackers. A box of chocolate.
Take your favorite pillow.
Avoid leg cramps by taking a short walk every two hours.