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Tips on travelling during pregnancy

If you’re looking for tips on travelling during pregnancy, you’re not alone. Expectant Mums all over the world are seeking the same advice and tips! The good news? You can travel with ease as long as you take the time to plan and prepare.

Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that your travel plans need to halt. In fact, many people travel up to the point that their doctor tells them that they no longer can. Travelling during pregnancy shouldn’t be a concern as long as you prepare yourself and plan ahead. While Travel Insurance Explained has developed an entire guide full of tips on travelling during pregnancy, here are just a few of the highlights to keep in mind as well!

Tips on travelling during pregnancy

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These simple tips can help save your sanity when you’re pregnant and looking to travel.

Always have a letter from your doctor or midwife when travelling

This is especially important when you’re flying. As you get closer to your due date and are starting to show more, airlines might be apprehensive to let you fly. As long as you have a note from your doctor showing that they’ve cleared you, you shouldn’t have any issues at all.

Keep food and water handy for travels

You never know when labour is going to strike. If you’re planning a trip and you’re getting close to your due date, it’s a good idea to always have water stored in your car or bag. Staying hydrated when you’re drinking for two is important! Plus, you want to keep up your energy as well. Have a snack handy that doesn’t need refrigeration as well so that you can keep up your sugar levels and energy.

Educate yourself on whether or not vaccinations are safe during pregnancy


Planning an overseas trip can be exciting, but there are certain things that you need to think about too. Travelling to a different country may require you to think about getting some vaccinations that you’ve never had to have before. But when you’re pregnant, not all vaccinations are safe! You need to make certain that before you get any type of vaccination that you consult with your physician prior to doing so.

It’s important to be safe during your travels but if getting a vaccination is not safe for you or the child, then you may need to choose to forgo that trip and make alternate plans instead.

Safety First

While these aren’t all the tips for travelling during pregnancy that you’re going to need, these are a few important ones to pay attention to. Anytime you’re transporting yourself and your unborn child to another location or part of the world, it’s important that you take the necessary steps and precautions to keep yourself, and the baby, safe.

And if you have questions that you really aren’t certain of the answer, always take the time to contact your doctor and ask. When it comes to you and the baby, you need to be safe and verify before making any type of travel decisions.

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  • Helen

    June 5 at 8:15 am

    Oo lots of helpful tips here! I’m currently pregnant and have travelled at around 8 weeks with all three of my pregnancies, which was a challenge but keeping water/snacks with me at all times was essential 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:06 pm

      The latest that I travelled was 28 weeks, I must admit I was nervous but actually taking all the necessary precautions made it all so much easier x

  • Rosie (@greenrosielife)

    June 5 at 8:49 am

    I went on a ferry quite late in my first pregnancy and parking was VERY tight … so tight in fact I was unable to get out of the car! Thankfully the staff were able to move a few cars to enable my husband to move ours so I could get out. On the way home I got our before he parked!

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:08 pm

      Oh no, it’s not easy once the bump gets too big is it? Thankfully people are generally very accommodating x

  • oddhogg

    June 5 at 9:47 am

    Great tips! I chose not to travel out of the country while pregnant as both my pregnancies were high risk. I did have a few weekend trips not too far away which were lovely though

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:08 pm

      Sometimes it’s just nice to have a break from the norm, it doesn’t have to be foreign shores x

  • clairelomax2018

    June 5 at 10:17 am

    It would be so easy to be put off travelling as soon as you became pregnant but it’s great to see a post like this that makes it seem perfectly do-able to travel.

    Great post ??

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you, I tried really hard not to let my pregnancies stop me. I just made sure that I planned well x

  • motherhoodtherealdeal

    June 5 at 1:08 pm

    Some useful tips – I travelled during pregnancy but wouldn’t have thought of taking a doctor’s letter with me so that’s a good one to keep in mind!

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:10 pm

      I had to when I travelled at 28 weeks. It was actually a pre-requisite of the company I was flying with as they wouldn’t allow me to travel without it x

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    June 5 at 4:01 pm

    I went to NYC while I was over 5 months pregnant and it was exhausting. I made sure I ate quite often to keep my energy up

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:14 pm

      Yes, eating little and often really helps and keeping on top of water. My problem was always my ankles which quickly turned into cankles!!

  • Marie

    June 6 at 5:50 am

    These are great. I flew to Spain in my 2nd trimester and water and snacks were a must.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:14 pm

      Hopefully, this will help other expectant Mums to enjoy a lovely pre-baby break x

  • Kelly-Anne

    June 6 at 6:25 am

    If only I had read this when I was pregnant with my little lady it’s really so helpful. Pregnancy can do strange things to your body, It’s really helpful list.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:16 pm

      I totally hear you there, pregnancy definitely likes to keep you on your toes x

  • Jenni

    June 6 at 9:49 pm

    We travelled to New York when I was pregnant. My husband wouldn’t let me eat any street food, because he was paranoid I’d get food poisoning.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 8 at 12:18 pm

      Tbf I would probably have been with him, it’s not worth taking the chances although I did get food poisoning whilst pregnant and the baby was just fine x

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