Safe Travel During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the safest time for pregnancy travel is during the second trimester (18 through 24 weeks) when you are usually feeling your best and are in the least danger of experiencing a miscarriage or premature labor. It's generally advised that women in their third trimester should stay within 300 miles of home because of concerns about access to medical care in case of problems such as hypertension, phlebitis or false premature labor. When making the decision to travel, it's important to consider the potential problems associated with international travel, as well as the quality of medical care available at your destination and during transit. It's a good idea to consult with your health care provider before making any travel plans.

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.

8 Symptoms That Need Immediate Medical Attention

1. Bleeding
2. Abdominal pain or cramping
3. Passing of clots or tissue
4. Contractions
5. Ruptured membranes
6. Excessive swelling of your legs
7. Headaches
8. Visual problems

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