Travel During Pregnancy
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If you're pregnant and planning a vacation, you might want to take a few things into consideration. Check out this video to learn more about travel during pregnany.
Transcript: You're not going to get a break from that bump anytime soon, but that doesn't mean that you can't take...
You're not going to get a break from that bump anytime soon, but that doesn't mean that you can't take a time-out from the rest of your life! When you're pregnant, it's almost always safe to fly. But not every destination is a good one for your baby-to-be. Vacationing at a higher altitude than you're used to? Be prepared for any pregnancy shortness of breath you're already experiencing to be exacerbated. You also won't have as much stamina as you would at low altitudes, so keep these trips short. Interested in traveling abroad? Most European nations are fine, but many doctors recommend avoiding developing countries. This is partly due to a lack of good medical care and facilities, which could be a problem should you need medical attention. Also, you should be aware that up to 60 percent of travelers experience diarrhea when they travel to an exotic destination, which is a problem because diarrhea could lead to dehydration for your baby. Finally, most of the vaccines that you would require to visit Africa, South America, or other exotic destinations can enter your placenta and harm your baby. The bottom line is that it's smart to consult your doctor before planning your vacation-your baby-to-be will appreciate the forethought!More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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Air traveling is usually safe for you and your unborn baby, but there are some precautions you should take. Learn more about in-flight safety with baby in this video.
Transcript: You've got a baby on board, so should you be on board an aircraft? Life doesn't stop when you're pregnant...
You've got a baby on board, so should you be on board an aircraft? Life doesn't stop when you're pregnant and there may be an occasion (or many!) when you need to hop on a plane. Although many women worry about air travel during pregnancy, these fears are largely unjustified. Flying has not been associated with any risks to your baby, including birth defects, miscarriage, or preterm labor. The only exception to this rule is women who have high risk pregnancies, or are very close to their due dates. In cases like this, it's best to consult a doctor before booking your flight. Of course, flying may not be quite as comfortable when you have a passenger of your own! When en route to your destination, combat low cabin humidity by drinking extra water. Walk around frequently, especially on long flights, as a precaution against the formation of pregnancy related blood clots. And remember, pregnancy gives you a perfect excuse to ask for an extra packet of peanuts-you're eating for two, after all!More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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Amusement parks and music shows are so much fun, but you may worry about going to one or both while you're regnant. Learn all about dealing with pregnancy, rock concerts and bumper cars in this video.
Transcript: You're pregnant- not dead! And that means that you'll still want to engage in fun activities...without...
You're pregnant- not dead! And that means that you'll still want to engage in fun activities...without harming your child, of course. If you're expecting and headed to a rock concert, this is probably a safe activity for your little one. Just remember, your baby's cochlea, or inner ear, is fully developed by 22 weeks, which means after that the baby can hear everything that you can hear. So, to protect your baby's hearing, you'll want concerts to be an occasional indulgence, not an every night affair. If you choose to go to an amusement park while you're pregnant, you may find that you have quite a few limitations. Although most rides are not a good idea,, there are some, like bumper cars, that are particularly dangerous when you're expecting. Repeat collisions against the steering wheel could result in bleeding or placental abruption, making a bumper car ride dangerous indeed. If you're looking for an out-of-the-ordinary activity that's safer for your baby, you might want to try sitting in a massage chair. This harmless activity feels like gentle exercising to the baby, and like blissful relaxation to you.More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-02 | Tags »
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