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Pregnancy Travel

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Now that I've officially hit the 34 week mark and travel is no longer medically recommended, I figured I'd share all of my pregnancy travel essentials that helped make traveling easier while carrying this growing bump!

Travel Essentials

  • Comfy clothes + shoes

  • Compression socks

  • Mini foam roller

  • Foot massage ball

  • Sleeping eye mask

  • Pillow + blanket (if driving)

  • Prenatals

  • Tums

  • Noise cancelling headphones (if flying)

  • Book/Kindle

  • Water bottle

  • Snacks

  • Chapstick

  • Hand lotion

Travel Tips

  • Buy insurance- you never know what can happen, so it's always smart to buy insurance when planning/booking any travel while pregnant.

  • Think about your destination- when planning your travel (especially if you are in the 3rd trimester) be smart about where you are choosing to travel. Think about accessibility, distance from home, activities, etc. You want to make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, and safe.

When Flying

  • When booking- purchase an aisle seat to make it easier to get up/move around.

  • Check with your airline- if you are flying, check what the airline policy is prior to booking to ensure they will allow you to fly. Most airlines allow domestic travel up until 36 weeks, after that you have to provide a doctor's certificate stating you have been recently examined and are fit to fly.

  • Before boarding- walk around as much as you can before getting on the flight and try to board as late as possible to avoid sitting for too long.

  • During the flight- get up to go to the bathroom/walk around every hour or so. It's also a great idea to make friends with the flight attendants and stand in the back when the seatbelt sign is off.

  • Stay hydrated- be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, & after the flight.

When Driving

  • Stop often- it's important to get up and stretch + take regular bathroom breaks especially to help prevent a UTI.

  • Stay hydrated- your water bottle is going to be your best friend. Make sure to keep that thing close + always filled.

  • Buckle up- even though it can be uncomfortable sitting in the car for a long period of time, it's important to be safe and always have that seatbelt on just in case.

Hope this was helpful and that your trip is everything you deserve + more! Happy traveling pregnant mamas :)



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