Survival guide: Travelling overseas when you are pregnant

Whether you’re planning a babymoon, going on a business trip, or travelling to see family, going abroad while pregnant can require a fair amount of logistics, depending on which trimester you’re in.

I should know — I had to postpone a couple of short holidays during my first trimester due to my debilitating nausea, and I just returned from a two-week family trip to Taiwan, where I spent half the time Googling nearby pharmacies and whether or not I could eat certain types of seafood.

Now that I’m a little wiser, I’m ready to embark on a true babymoon before the start of my third trimester. If you’re pregnant, ready for jet-setting, and yet unsure where to start, keep reading:

Travel time

The biggest question you’re probably asking yourself right now is, “Where should I even go?”. Maybe you’re the type to consider far-flung locations since you’ll likely be “grounded” for the next few months or years.

Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, you might need to pack some compression socks for a long-haul flight. Definitely book an aisle seat for easy access to the toilet, since you’re probably peeing a lot more frequently now.


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