School closings & delays

Do’s and Don’ts of traveling while pregnant

Do your travel plans have to be sidelined because you're pregnant? There are so many questions about what is safe and unsafe to do during pregnancy, and traveling while pregnant is one of them.

Dr. Marcos Cordoba from Spectrum Health discusses the do's and don'ts of traveling when you're pregnant, plus when and where traveling is safe.

When traveling during pregnancy, Dr.  Cordoba recommends traveling during the second trimester. Women experience the most complications during the first and third trimesters of their pregnancy, so traveling during the 12-28 week period is best.

All modes of transportation are safe to ride in while pregnant. However, it's important to practice healthy habits to make sure you not only feel good during the trip but also ensure the baby stays healthy too.

While driving, be sure to make frequent stops on the road to empty your bladder, exit the car to get up and stretch to keep the blood pumping, and drink lots of fluids.

Dr. Cordoba also recommends bringing prenatal records along on a long vacation. In case problems arise, medical professionals can take a look at your records and know how to take care of you.

If problems arise during your vacation- contractions, vaginal bleeding, or other symptoms- don't wait it out, go to the nearest hospital.

To learn more, visit SpectrumHealth.org.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.