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Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I have a trip planned for the second trimester that includes a flight and a long car ride. What can I do to stay safe and comfortable?

Re: I have a trip planned for the second trimester that includes a flight and a long car ride. What can I do to stay safe and comfortable?

The Bump Expert

The second trimester is great for traveling, as long as you take a few precautions. Here are a few tips to keep yourself (and baby!) safe and comfy on the road and in the skies.

Move it!
Circulation is the key -- be sure to keep moving. Get up and walk around once an hour, and wiggle or massage your legs every few minutes while seated. (Same goes for anytime you’re seated for an extended period throughout your pregnancy.) Keeping the blood flowing reduces risk of varicose veins, thrombosis (blood clots) and swollen feet and ankles.

Buckle low
Wear your seatbelt across the thighs and below the belly, where it's safest and most comfortable.

Kick up your heels
Propping your feet up also helps blood flow -- try using a carry-on item or available seat.

Drink up
Avoid travel-induced dehydration and weariness by drinking lots of non-caffeinated fluids.

Fly up front
To stay comfortable, request an aisle seat on the front half of the plane. This will give you a smoother ride, and make it easier to get up and walk around.

Get comfy
Try a back-support cushion or pillow. When traveling by car, push your seat back as far as possible to get more leg room.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: How Can I Travel Safely?

Make sure you check regulations companies have for pregnant women regarding travel. I just found out that Norwegian Cruise Lines doesn't allow women who are 24 weeks or farther along on their ships. My family tried planning around my pregnancy after my doctor assured us that 2nd trimester would be fine to travel as long as there were no complications. Now we're 3 weeks before a family reunion Hawaiian cruise, and my husband and I have to cancel and be alone during the holidays. Just thought I would pass along this info, since everyone I have talked to said that travel is fine at this time during your pregnancy.

J.J. 82 |

re: Q: How Can I Travel Safely?

Can you travel when you are 7 months along in a plane?

grape0725 |

re: Q: How can I travel safely?

mrsrecon1126Unless you have a complicated pregnancy, you can fly up until the 9th month I believe. But check with the air line to be safe. I had already planned a cruise on Norwegian before I found out I was pregnant. Luckily, I'll be 21 weeks during the cruise. That's our babymoon.

mrsrecon1126 |

re: Q: How can I travel safely?

thank you for that post! We are planning a cruise on NCL for mid february.. I will be 22-23 weeks.. couldnt cut it much cloer than that, but I am going to double check with them anyways.

kltingle |

re: Q: How can I travel safely?

I was told that due to the new HIPPA laws the airlines can not ask you how far along you are. Some people look 8 months when they are 5 and the oppostie is also true.

firsttimemomMT |

re: Q: How can I travel safely?

I am traveling from Chicago to Miami at 29 weeks. According to United Airlines, I don't need a doctor's note unless I'm within a month of my due date (which I'm not).

Christie14 |

re: Q: How can I travel safely?

As a flight attendant for a major carrier, I can work until my 31st week and have been told that it's fine to fly as a passenger up to my 36th. After that, it's a good idea to have your md's permission to show to airline personnel in case they question you.

mvergil |

re: Q: How can I travel safely?

How will anyone know how far along you are? If the cruise line asks just lie. It's none of their business anyways!

melinda2967 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

What about travel by car, has anyone heard any regulations on this one. Like how far is far enough for most docs? We are going at the end of my 35th week to the Ohio Kentucky border. It is a 4 hour drive for us.

neenee03 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Before we knew we were expecting, my husband and I scheduled a vacation to NC (from the midwest) during what will be my 33rd week. My doc, without hesitation, told me that as long as my pregnancy continued to progress normally and I stayed healthy, flying during that time was just fine. I did some checking with the airlines, too, and most major carriers will permit flying up to the 36th week. (How they know how far along you are, I don't know.)

srn42080 |

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It does depend on where you are flying though. If you are flying internationally, the regulations are different. I am 21 weeks pregnant, just drove over 1100 miles in a moving truck towing a SUV, and have an international flight to Rome on Sunday. If you are having a healthy normal pregnancy, just keep moving your legs and stretching and you'll be just fine.

srh_miller |

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Some airlines require you to have a doctors note if you are more than 6 months. The only problem with flying after your 6 months is that the pressure from the airplane can cause you to go into labor high in the air. Double check with airlines to see each of their new precaustions. My sister flew at about 6 months and said the pressure was horrible on her uterus during take off and landing. Hope that helps!

Cophoria80 |

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Also be careful about driving. My sister was going to drive from DC to Chicago for a family reunion and she was 35 weeks. The doctor told her she could not travel after her 35 week because it was too dangerous. Good luck and hope that helps.

Cophoria80 |

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I have planned to travel (approximately-600 kms) at the start of my second trimester period.Is it safe travelling period?

v9226478387@yahoo.co.in |

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Do these answers disturb anyone else? Who are the airlines to demand a doctor's note before a woman can fly? Where do we live Saudi Arabia where a woman needs a note from a male relative before she is allowed to travel? And the poster who had to cancell a Norwegian cruise, why on earth did you give them access to your PRIVATE medical information? ie. How far along you were? That is NONE of their business and is between you and your doctor as to whether or not it is safe. If an airline asks me for a "doctors note" stating that it is safe for me to fly, I will sue them for discrimination. It is illegial to discriminate against someone for being a woman. Well, actually it is only in certain parts of the country. Did you know that? We as women don't have the right to equality in the constitution as women.. the conservatives shot that down in the 80's. Look it up, it is called the Equal Rights Amendment. As a woman who is not "owned" by her doctor, her male relatives or anyone else, I have the right to travel and if a company doesn't think so, they are very very wrong.

amjra |

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The right to travel is real (no doctor's note necessary)...but protecting your body and your baby is number one. A woman should make a healthy decision for herself and her individual situation. My husband and I drove from South Carolina to Chicago in August (I was about 20 weeks then). Even with effort to stay comfy and make frequesnt stops, it wasn't!! We also have a vacation coming up in December when I will be about 35 weeks. I am still sot sure if I want to put myself through the stress of traveling. I just don't think it would be wise. I would say unless it is an emergency situation---stay put! I'd rather nest and rest.

mrso08 |

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Airlines companies do not know , of course, how far along we are....and anyone could lie. I think they count on the fact that most women would care about their health and their baby's health and wouldn't put that in any risk. For them to say that they only allow travel up to 36 weeks there must be a good reson for it. And it concerns us more than it concerns them...so why would anyone lie? I wonder....

Effie31 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

My hubby and family are going on a cruise for Thanksgiving this year. I will be 27 weeks. Healthy pregnancy so far and not at all considered high risk. My doctor made a valid point in saying that most cruise lines take on a lot of elderly people, some with oxygen and other special needs, and yet they are not asked to bring a note on board asking them about their health. I understand travel agencies' guidlines they have to put out, it's all CYA. I just had my doc write a fit to travel note with my due date on it. If we have to fight it we will, but no way we're cancelling after already purchasing.

Jessala |

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I travel a lot for work, domestically and internationally, so this was a question of mine right away. My doctor has recommended I not fly across oceans after 20 weeks due to the time it would take to take to get proper medical attention if anything went wrong "over an ocean". Also, its important to consider the medical attention available in the country you may be visiting... and any language barriers. Also, I can fly throughout N. America and drive through the eighth month as long as the pregnancy progresses well. .

Court_1234 |

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My husband and I had a trip planned for Mexico prior to finding out we were pregnant (would have been at wk 13), and we decided to cancel at the strong recommendation of my OB. I am high-risk for various reasons, and traveling to a foreign country, where medical care will be different/worse than that of the US, wasn't worth the risk to us. My OB gave us the ok to travel in US for now but did warn against flying on small planes that don't have pressurized cabins. In general, it's really up to you and your doctor to determine whether it's safe and how much risk you could be putting on yourself and your baby. Check out: http://www.pregnancy-info.net/wellbeing_flying.html

ErinMichelle05 |

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In response, I probably could have lied and gone on the cruise, but it was my first baby, and if anything went wrong, the cruise line told me that they did not have the ability to get me to adequate health care in time. And, therefore, were not willing to take the liability. It said right in the contract the I had to sign stating that I wasn't under 24 weeks. What upset me is that we didn't get this contract until 3 weeks before we left. It wasn't the best holiday, but now I have a beautiful healthy toddler and PG with #2, and Hawaii will always be there. Yes everything probably would have been fine, but at the same time is it worth the risk for a vacation?

J.J. 82 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

My DH and I are going to Hawaii right after new year's and I will be 21weeks. My dr. said it was ok, but to make sure to get up and move around every hour on the flight. They also told me that it's not safe to fly after 32 weeks.

mgchang |

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My husband and I are flying to Ireland to visit his family in February- I will be about 22 or 23 weeks by then- and my doctor said as long as i was not having any complications she was totally fine with the trip. However, she did ask that i not fly overseas during my third trimester because of the risks involved with anything "going wrong" in an 8 hr plane flight. I just think that i would not be comfortable flying economy when I am that big and moody and sweaty anyway.

ekavanagh |

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cruise lines have limits on how far along you are when you board for your own safety. if for some reason you go into early labor or have any unforeseen problems they DO NOT have proper facilities on the ship and it can take hours to have emergency rescues. when you fly, your only up for a few hours and can emergency land within a hour or so in most cases, in a ship you are at sea for days at times. its to protect you! and in most instances you can get a refund or rain check if you have to cancel a trip due to pregnancy.

laurajean413 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I'm an international flight attendant. By my airlines policy, I am permited to work until my 27th week. I am permited to fly for personal travel until my 36th week.

keborck |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Come on people. These companies are doing two things by having the policies they do: keeping you and your baby as safe as possible and covering their butts incase - God forbid - something should happen. They aren't trying to OWN you or punish you for being a woman or being pregnant. They're safety policies, like height requirements at an amusement park. Is a midget gonna sue the amusement park for discrimination? That requirement is there so the restraints or the ride don't injure them or worse. As far as what's safe, every pregnancy is different, but similar. I was advised not to drive from Indiana to Missouri when I was 32 weeks, but I was able - though not willing - to fly there for another month. If it had been an international flight, that week would be the cutoff. Some people do fly or drive further or later than advised and have no complications. But the chance is always there, and if you're advised against doing it the risk is probably high enough to warrant following that advice. If you're comfortable with driving that far or flying that long and being that far from home and your "zone", and you get the go-ahead from your doctor, just be sure to keep your circulation going and stay hydrated. And enjoy the trip.

Scooby1970 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I'm going on a 3 week trip to mainland Spain and the Canary Islands (to visit family) in late April-early May (between 24-28 weeks). I'm a little nervous about it, mostly because I know I'm going to be uncomfortable on the plane, but the doctor gave me the green light - he did say it's important to get up often and keep hydrated. However, according to hime the biggest risk to flying, is that you are confined in a small space sharing air with sick passengers, so the chances of catching a cold or flu increase. As for when I reach my destination - I have a couple of cousins who are doctors (in the Canary Islands) and I'm asking them to get me the number of an OBGYN just in case of anything. Really I'm more concerned about the second part of the trip where we will be doing a lot more driving, but we're just going to have to make a lot of stops (plus we'll be sight seeing anyway). Depending on how everything goes on this trip, I'll decide whether or not to fly out to Los Angeles (from Miami) in early June for a baby shower which my best friends want to throw me. But that will definitely be my last plane trip before having the baby.  Pregnancy Ticker

curlscj |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

As long as your doc gives you the okay to travel, you should be fine. Just keep in mind parts of both the drive and flight may be uncomfortable. :) The advice you've gotten is right on- move around when you can on long flights and drink lots of water (you should do that even if you're not pregnant!). As far as why airlines may ask you how far along you are- they're not discriminating. Another poster put it best- it's protection for both YOU and THEM. Airlines can deny you boarding if you're past their cutoff date. Imagine being 37 weeks, on your way from Boston to Las Vegas and...oops! Your water just broke on the plane. That's a drag for everyone if I may be frank. You're not with your doc (nor even close), probably flying over Houston or something, you're not at your hospital and you may have just saddled a flight attendant (who, yes, will be able to deliver your baby) or two with delivering your kid. Romantic and charming, right? :) Yeah, those flight attendants won't think so either. Besides, would you really want to deliver your kid on a galley floor in the back of the plane? I wouldn't, but then I'm a flight attendant and see that dirty floor quite enough! :) As an aside, I'll get to keep flying/working until about a month before (the airline doesn't want me giving birth in the galley either! lol). At that point you probably wouldn't want to get too far from your doc anyway in case you do go earlier. :) Hope you enjoy/ed your trip!! :)

talis13 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Have any of you heard about airbags? Or when you get to a certain point riding in the back seat? I have been in a few bad wrecks and know that they come out pretty strong..

Ashperry85 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

drink lot of fluids wear comfy clothes take a pillow if ya have to put ur head on it or even set on it so ur tail bone dosent get sore try and rub ur legs or have ur hubby to rub ur feet or legs . the more u drink the more u will pee whivh will help u from getting swollen feet or legs or ur hand hope this helped cause im 17 weeks and all these things helped me :}

letharocchi |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

My husband and I flew from DC to Jamaica when I was a little over 18 weeks and I had no problems. We stayed in Jamaica for a week and on the flight back home I felt the pressure in my lower ab and so did the baby because she was kicking harder than ever. I had my 20 week u/s the day after we got back and guess what????The little one decide that she wanted to lay sideways in my tummy so the docs could not even check her spine. I'm going back to the docs on June 21st and hoping that she has turned. I'm not sure if this was due to the pressure on the flight or if she had already been in that position. I was planning to go fly from DC to Chgo for the 4th of July but the docs said that they do not recommend that I fly at 28 weeks.

NovaMom10 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

If you are planning on doing any touring, don't wear sandals. Walking shoes are best for keeping the swelling out of your feet. It is easier to walk with swollen ankles than swollen feet. Knee high socks help a little to keep swelling in a comfortable range. Compression socks may help more, but my just be more uncomfortable. Put your feet up at every opportunity; make more opportunities to put your feet up. Precaution: carry a copy of your medical record in your carry on just in case you need treatment during your trip..

Tkleiman |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

my Dh and are going to Mexico for our Babymoon ! I will be almost 20 weeks and my doc gave us the green light. He just said to make sure I drink plenty of water and move around as much as I can.

hermione76 |

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I was wondering if anyone knew how long after you give birth is it safe to travel?

RoniN3 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

After birth probably depends on a number of factors. C-section vs vaginal, any complications during birth? I think it would be best to consult your doctor, as they would likely know best, considering they know what you went through. I know that newborns can fly, but you have to remember that a plane is a tube of confined air and that the baby's immune system isn't fully up to par yet.

onlymeggan |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

For what it's worth, I would definitely avoid any international or long-distance travel in my last trimester. Believe me, airlines and cruise lines really don't give a hoot about the details of your pregnancy and all other of your health concerns AS LONG AS they are not impacted (read: LIABLE) They -as well as all other passengers- would really not want to be inconvenienced by your sudden need for medical attention thereby causing the flight to be diverted or cruise to be delayed as you get med-evac'ed off. YOU should not want this to happen either, as these folks have NO idea of what your birth plan is, or your medical history. Think really hard before you listen to these other commenters telling you there is NO problem, or worse, to LIE to get on your flight. On the off-chance that something happens, WHO ultimately bears the consequences?

NewYawkStawk |

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My first pregnancy I travelled to Canada through Taiwan from Australia. This time around I am doing the same trip but through LA. As well, Ive spent most of both pregnancies upto 34 weeks travelling!!!I In saying that, I did a few things to help me and smooth things along: I broke up my trip and spent a few nights in Taiwan & will be doing so in LA. Before and on arrival I (brought my own) had a warm (not too hot bath with epsom salts - great for relaxation, and helping reduce water retention and swelling. A few drops of lavender oil, and it really is lovely. Plus the epsom salts are very moisturizing! At my lay-overs I would also sneak in a quick *work out*, either on a machine - eliptical, treadmill, row machine (only if youve been doing it before of corse). Also, I did some walking around to browse and get my circulation going and lossen my joints. Gentle stretching on the plane (most planes)now have a channel with yoga on it and gentle stretching, I would just do that, Get up and walk around as much as possbile Drink loads & loads of water I brought my own snacks of cheese, crackers, nuts, dried fruit, protein bars, fresh fruit (to eat on the plane), in between meals and just for snacking so I would not scarf down all junk. Dandelion tea with soy milk, is great for water retention and swelling. Almond oil is a great way to moisturize before a flight and during. Keep you feet raised! And enjoy, its never as bad as you think its going to be, a little planning and care and you will be fine. Its also a good idea to have an idea of who you can contact at your destination (Midwife, nurse, docotr) in case of the most RARE emergency. That being said, I am travelling THIS TIME at 16 to 28 weeks, on 3 long hauls and a few short journeys, with a 2 year old! Its all part of the journey, and the excitement! Enjoy! Lori

lolah08 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Whatever you do, MAKE SURE TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER! I myself just returned from a trip with a couple of different layovers, and due to my aversion to peeing on an airplane, I didn't drink much throughout the day... BIG MISTAKE. When I got home, I was so ill that I had to go to the hospital to be pumped full of fluids again. It was something that could have been completely avoided had I just stayed hydrated.

lizsites |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I just made a long trip to cabo and the only discomfort I suffered was in my lower back. I brought earplugs and an eyemask for napping, but wish I had thought to bring a neck pillow and maybe a back pillow. Try to negotiate an aisle seat, if you don't have one already, for those frequent trips to the bathroom. Although guidelines are tight for some airlines, I was able to bring some snacks on my flight which helped alot.

sarahjayneedwards |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I've been cleared via my md to travel in my 35 wk to Mexico, from Wisconsin. Compression socks, ankle rolls, and lots of liquids were her recommendations and other than that she says I'm grounded as of 36 wks, anything before that is totally fine. The airline requires my md's safe to travel note, removing their liability of course, and that I also sign a waiver. I did, however, pay for the trip protection which on funjet gives you your money for your flight back for whatever reason... hope this helps. Happy travels ladies!

ladyflyn77 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I know for myself, even for only short car rides, being able to get up and shift positions has been the best thing for me, my sacrum and tail bone have been giving me trouble since probably around 15 weeks or so, so constant positions for too long are the worst thing I've found so far.

DezLMT |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I am living overseas and as a government employee they recommend that you fly back to the States 6 weeks before your due date. Given this guideline, I am assuming it is safe to fly and travel up to this point.

littlesaraho |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

The biggest tips I can offer are bring a pillow, layer your clothes, so if you get too hot or too cold you can shed or add as you need, and plan for frequent stops! Getting moving every so often helps with achy hips and such! As far as the plan, honestly I've never flown while expecting, but I hope the other parts help!

faeryvamp |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Hello, I just recently found out I was pregnant, but have been planning a trip to Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria) in June, so I'd be between 25 and 28 weeks. I'm worried about going internationally, mainly due to sickness and long plane rides, but I'm also worried because I will be with a tour group that I'll have to keep up with for two weeks, walking around and touring death camps and the like. There will also be a lot of bus and train travel during the trip, since we are covering several countries in 13 days. Is this safe, or should I cancel the trip?

senselesssleep |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

For me car trips have been not so good. The bumpy ride and the stop & go have not helped my m/s. I tried sleeping in the car and that helped it go by faster. The plane has been fine with me so far, no m/s (Just maybe don't look out the window when landing!! It made me queasy.) Other than that, for the plane buy a bottle of water and snacks. They don't give much to drink or eat so bring something. And the comment about the layering is really good, I got really hot in the lines waiting at the airport that I actually fainted. Which is another reason why a snack is a good idea. You'll need to throw it out before you get checked but you'll have it in case and once you get to the other side you can buy something else for the plane. Hope this helps!

MrsNikkiC22 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Before you go make sure you check with your insurance provider about traveling when your pregnant. If something were to happen and they don't know that you left they may not cover your baby costs so give them a ring!!

khernandez627 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

These are all very good ideas, ladies! I have never had any problems traveling while pregnant, but I've also only traveled by car, so I'm sure complications could arrise from other means of travel. The only thing I can think of is to make sure to add time to your trip for pee breaks, because a 3 hour trip can easily turn into a 4 hour one when you are pregnant with a baby sitting on your bladder!

Atomicmom |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

My job requires me to fly 3-5 days a week. my doctor told me right away at 5 weeks to stop that much flying. It is not healthy obviously to fly that much at any stage in pregnancy. However a roundtrip flight once in a while should be ok up until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

DAPHNECIEL75 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I am going on a cruise in June and I will be 23 weeks and 2 days when we leave and will turn 24 weeks the day after we get back so we planned it just in time because the cruise line said I could not travel after I turn 24 weeks.

curtis2008 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

My husband and I are going to China in May for two weeks. There will be about 5 different flights and bus rides to get to our destination, with the biggest flight taking close to 20 hours. I will be in weeks 15 and 16 then. It might be hard to walk around every hour since I will want to try to get SOME sleep on that long ride. Any suggestions how to sleep PLUS walk around often? Just cat naps, perhaps?

PaigeLR |

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I think the airlines or whoever can ask for whatever they want within reason. Think about if they let a pregnant woman get on the plane who then went into labor. Then the woman sues because the airline let her on, and everyone else pays more for their tickets as a result. Or the flight has to make an emergency landing somewhere besides it's destination and everyone else is inconvenienced. Just because we are pregnant doe not mean even else must accommodate us without us thinking of them also. So I say let the airlines cover their butts by saying you can't fly after ____. That's what waivers and such are for.

lolinshag |

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moospongebob |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

In my honest opinion the duration of the flight and seating on a plane should be a BIG consideration. While 5 months I flew from Baltimore to Las Vegas with a layover in Chicago. Instead of telling you my awful flight experience I will just give tips. -Wear comfortable stretchy clothes (I wore leggings and a lightweight top with a jacket) So you can be prepared just in case you get warm or cool -Sit in an aisle seat!!! I would NEVER use the bathroom on a plane. You can't help it when you are pregnant and climbing over other passengers is not the answer. -Do walk around the airport during a layover and even on the plane to stretch your legs. Dont cross yoru legs (a habit of mine that I didnt know decreases circulation) -Buy some preggie pops or whatever you use for nausea because take offs, turbulence and rocky landings are not your friend!! -Try to sit where you can get more leg room. Traveling in a car -Always your seatbelt!!! -Plan to have potty breaks -Take ginger ale and crackers just in case of motion sickness -Wear comfy and breathable clothes ( I just love leggings, what can I say) And have fun!!! Its best to stay safe but you must also ENJOY YOURSELF!!! Just think women have been having babies and traveling for ages and you will be no different!!

Ander0714 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Drink lots of fluids, especially on the flight & carry hand sanitizer, toilet seat covers and some toilet paper in case you end up in restrooms that have run out of supplies. Be prepared to make a few pit stops during the long car ride! Have fun!

nsheth1 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

take little breaks to move around and stretch!!!

vanessrose |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Everything the bump expert said & I would take a Dr. note that it's okay to travel in case anyone gives you a hard time.

novlove11 |

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I'm confused as to why two posters have stated that you can't take snacks through security at the airport. As long as your snacks don't consist of fluids, you can take what and as much as you want on the plane. Traveling internationally, you'll just need to make sure to finish it all on the plane or throw it out before you get off the plane.

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jerryms |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I am in the second trimester and I am planing an International Moving together with my family. The doctor allowed me to do this but he gave me some advices. If your pregnancy is going well and you don't have problems you are free to travel in the second trimester.

SoneySanderson |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

If you travel and stay at an Athens hotel where you will relax all day long, I don't think that any doctor can argue with that. I may be mistaking.

MushuMushu |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Typical problems that you might encounter are the same as those experienced by many pregnant women: fatigue, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, vaginal discharge, leg cramps, increased frequency of urination and hemorrhoids. If you are moving I sugges you get professional movers dc for stress-less time.

generala1 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Wear your seatbelt at all times.Be careful not to go to far if your water brakes.

Rebecca Dean |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

It depends on where you want to go. You could be up all night in Melbourne or maybe in London. I wouldn't recommend though climbing mountains. That can probably prove to be dangerous as far as I understand.

ZukiMuki |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

If you ask me about what I would recommend, well, I would suggest a holiday in bali. That will surely reduce any kind of stress you might encounter. Hope you like my advice. Good luck!!

JuliaMoore |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I also have planned a trip for the second trimester to Hawaii islands. I have no choice but to go because last month I won this trip to a local Maui beachfront rentals contest. I am so excited because I've never won anything and with my condition I don't know how I will be able to have some fun! Please give me some advice.

lionking44 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

You shouldn't worry about that. I also traveled with British Airways South Africa during the second trimester and it was ok. only the landing was a bit rough.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Traveling in the second trimester can be very tough, that is why you need a good, comfortable car. I recently found a great online auction site where you can find good cars at very good prices.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Good to know. I have plans to fly to Orlando in March at about week 25-26. Glad to hear you can travel by plane at that time :)

LaurenandMike13 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I am pregnant and my husband has recently surprised me with some tickets for a vacation in Hawaii.I was a little bit worried about traveling by plane but my doctor told me that it is fine.We will leave tomorrow from the airport parking Heathrow terminal 5.

suniscomming |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

It is safe to travel in the second trimester but you should avoid long distance travels as they are very exhausting.When I was in the third trimester I've made some reservations at the Gatwick hotel and parking and I had a great time there.

suniscomming |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

You can most definitely travel at this time, but most don't because it is severely uncomfortable. I j ust took a 2 hour trip, and it was horrific. Because the baby compresses my bladder and lungs, I had a hard time catching my breath inside of a confined space as well as stopping every 20 to 30 mins just to go pee. If I were you, I'd cancel the trip or reschedule if I could.

pamela0522 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I don't think traveling in this period would be a problem. Me and my wife, also traveled in that period without any problem. We were in vacation, I found a very nice open house and it was all great.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I don't think traveling in the second trimester would be a problem, my wife is also in the second trimester and we are planing to travel this week to Hawaii. All we have to do now is to Look for Hotels Online.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

I don't think traveling during the second trimester would be a problem if you have a comfortable car. We also want to travel next month and I want to buy a new bmw so my wife can stay as comfortable as possible.

Fixer85 |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

Sometimes I think we over think these things. I live in Botswana & am 500km away from my OB so have to drive for 5 hours every time I have a check up and will have to do so 2 weeks before my due date. So long as you try keep on moving & have a comfortable car, you will be fine.

MaunMom |

Q&A: Traveling during second trimester?

My husband and I just got back from a trip to England and France. I'm just into my 2nd trimester. I was on planes, buses, and trains, all a little draining, but I got the compression socks my doc recommended and they helped. (even though they are ugly lol). I did get really tired and dehydrated feeling, so just drink plenty of water. I found British Airways to be really helpful when I told them I was pregnant, they were able to get me some extra snacks and water to help. My lower back and butt got sore from sitting, so if I could do it again I would bring a little pillow. But that was for what turned out to be a 10 hour flight. Good luck traveling moms!

schiavonidix |