During pregnancy, each step brings extra cautions with it. Moreover, when it is about long-distance traveling, you should take a green signal from Doctor and also take necessary precautions. After all, this is the apical grace of God and the best part of a woman’s life. Rightly evaluating all traveling options, the train seems smoothest mode of journey. Yet it has a set of issues related to the health of pregnant mother and the baby inside. So, here you go with 11 tips for traveling by train during pregnancy in a safest and comfortable way.
If your health condition is normal during pregnancy then traveling by train is the best and safest option compared to flight or bus. With gentle but rocking motion it won’t create any hazard for you whereas bumps on roads or sudden jerks in flight can be dangerous. But in case of health issues like tendency to premature birth, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. doctor’s advice is must-to-take before such traveling plan.
In first trimester, you need to be very careful while traveling as the risk of miscarriage is maximum in it. It is that time when you experience many health issues as your body is adapting to a new beautiful change. Long trips should be avoided as nausea, vomiting (morning sickness) and fatigue are more pronounced in this trimester. This can cause inconvenience to you and the developing fetus. So, do consult a doctor before planning your trip.
Especially for couples staying far from family and parents fells apprehended in taking precise care of the pregnant mother. So, they want to be back at hometown among family. But traveling distance comes as a big question. Do not be worried, in such case take advice from a doctor as there are medicines which can take special care for two to three days travel and keep you away from health hazards.
This is the best time to travel (unless accompanied by any serious complication) as you are over with morning sickness or nausea. Even the risk of miscarriage is considerably low. By consulting doctor, you can plan a vacation or a break. Moreover, during this time, you are adapted to take care of yourself and take necessary cautions. Hence by carrying your medicine box, you can safely travel around. But do not take heavy luggage yourself. Be accompanied by your husband or family members. In this time you often get mood swing but a comfortable travel plan can be blissful for you.
The third trimester is the most crucial time. Emergency delivery is often a chance in such a period. Precautions should be taken but an emergency can come at any point of time. Traveling during this time is a vital decision and may be avoided if it is not a must need. But again the train journey is best even in this period. You should carry things while traveling that may be needed in case of emergency delivery. It is only a precautionary step but you never know when you may face the need to those things. Ensure that the train’s compartment is not much crowded and spacious enough to take normal breathe and movement. The pregnant mother should not take any hard step and be comfortable.
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In case you have any of the below stated health issues then it is better not to travel taking the risk.
No matter what ever mode of traveling you choose, pregnancy travel always has a risk to it.
So be aware and adhere to this health tips for traveling by train during pregnancy.
Most importantly, be with a companion. Traveling alone in pregnancy is not considered safe.
Keep healthy and have a happy journey!
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