Enjoying your Honeymoon During Pregnancy
| January 15, 2010
Every bride has great expectations for her honeymoon. While pregnancy can be a challenging time, it can also be enjoyable and comfortable if you keep certain details in mind and be a little conscious of your health. Here are some tips that will help you to enjoy your honeymoon even when you are pregnant, and at the same time ensure that you and your unborn child remain healthy.
Honeymoon During Pregnancy Ideas
- Delay your honeymoon till you are past the morning sickness stage. The first three months usually can be very difficult to travel if you are constantly feeling nauseous and sick. The second trimester is usually the time when you feel good physically and fit enough to travel.
- Once you decide a time, check with your doctor and ask for his/her advice as to the kind of travel and precautions you must take.
- Allow your doctor to give you a thorough check up and maybe even do a scan to rule out all complications.
- It may be better to stick to a safer mode of travel such as flights, trains or cars as opposed to trekking or mountaineering at this time.
- If you are traveling by car, stop every couple of hours to walk around and bring back circulation to your legs. This will prevent swelling and cramps. Also try to restrict the journey to a maximum of six hours. Keep your seat belt on.
- On a train, you can walk around a bit, which is good.
- Be extremely cautious while using public toilets, especially in the train. They can be very unhygienic and can give you infections. Always keep wipes and toilet paper handy.
- Do a research on the location and make sure you know where you can get medicines, a doctor, transportation in an emergency, and other things that you may need.
- As much as traveling to a new and exotic foreign land sounds exciting, it may be better to stick to familiar surroundings as you are pregnant.
- If you are traveling abroad, do some research to see if there has been any recent outbreak of an epidemic in the area. Also check if there are vaccinations that you will have to take if you have to travel there. Vaccinations during this time may not be advised by your doctor.
- Be extremely careful about water during travel. Do not experiment in this area and stick to safe bottled water and a brand that you are familiar with. Dehydration and diarrhea should be avoided at all costs. Also eliminate ice from any drink that you order.
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