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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