Travel during pregnancy
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the safest time for a woman to travel is in the second trimester of pregnancy. This is the time when women feel the best and are at the least risk for spontaneous abortion or preterm labor.
During the third trimester, many health care providers advise staying close to home because of problems, such as hypertension and preterm labor. Generally, women are not allowed to travel by air after 36 weeks for domestic travel, and after 32 weeks for international travel. If you have any pregnancy or medical complications, such as high blood pressure or a multiple pregnancy, you may be advised against traveling during pregnancy.
It's also important to consider potential problems that could arise when considering international travel. You should also weigh the availability of quality medical care in the countries you are visiting, before traveling abroad. The decision on whether to travel and how far to travel at any time during pregnancy should be a joint decision between you and your health care provider.
Healthy tips for traveling while pregnant
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