The Things of Pregnancy and Birth: Travel during Pregnancy

Know if you can travel

Before traveling, Especially before a long journey, You’d better consult your obstetrician, Let the doctor evaluate it for you, See if there is a risk of abortion, The risk of premature birth, And the risk of giving birth while traveling. If there are internal and surgical complications in pregnancy, Also assess the risk of acute onset of complications. If the risk is small, you can travel safely. If the risk is great, be calm. Preparation before traveling [careful sailing for ten thousand years], Even if the doctor allows you to travel, It is better to be prepared for some accidents. Before we leave, Understand the situation of relevant hospitals along the way and at the destination, Hospital address and contact information, In the event of an accident, You can go straight to the doctor. If there is a familiar obstetrician, Getting the corresponding contact information is equivalent to getting another heavy insurance. Remind me, If you are not close friends with doctors, Don’t ask your doctor for your phone number. You can still drive after you are pregnant, including traveling by car. In addition to strictly abiding by traffic rules, you also need to pay special attention to your seat belt and airbag. Seat belt: Buckle your seat belt and put it under your [big belly] and across your hips and pelvis. Shoulder straps cross the chest obliquely, Between the breasts, It should be placed in the middle of the clavicle. Keep away from the neck. Airbag: In the event of a car accident, Airbags can save lives, However, the precautions after pregnancy are somewhat different from those during non-pregnancy. To keep the distance between the chest and the steering wheel about 10 inches (25 centimeters), If the car’s airbag has a [on/off] switch, Please adjust to [on]. If the steering wheel is adjustable, It is better to adjust the direction to face the chest. Instead of facing [big belly] or head. In the event of an accident in a car or car, Particularly after the impact on the abdomen, Attention should be paid to the following situations: Whether there is vaginal bleeding and a large amount of colorless fluid outflow (premature rupture of membranes), Fetal movement. If necessary, go to the hospital for emergency treatment. It needs to be checked accordingly, especially ultrasound, In order to exclude placental abruption and confirm the heartbeat of the fetus. Precautions for Flying You can still fly after pregnancy. Including long-distance international travel. It is best to contact the airline before flying. Confirm the maximum gestational age that a pregnant woman can fly, Most airlines do not allow flights after 36 weeks of pregnancy (some international routes require earlier gestational weeks). Most airlines will require expectant mothers to provide medical certificates issued by doctors that they can fly. Please pay attention to the following matters when flying: 1. If possible, Choose as close to the aisle as possible, In this way, it is convenient to get up and move during long-distance flights. 2. During long-distance flights, It is generally recommended to keep sufficient water intake and get up and walk back and forth every 2-3 hours in order to prevent acute pulmonary embolism caused by the formation of lower limb venous thrombosis and secondary embolus shedding. 3. Avoid eating gas-producing food and drinking carbonated beverages. 4. Fasten the safety belt all the way and put it under the [big belly].